Category: Sculpture

Frosting and Food Trucks

Frosting and Food Trucks
Seeing Chicago as a tourist when I have lived there for over 60 years. Last month I made a trip to Chicago for a few days. With my new camera in hand, I looked and snapped away. There were a few field trips at the Chicago Cultural Center  the day we visited.  This work was... Read more »

Underground and Unexpected. Roman Art in Cologne

In Cologne, tourists go to see the Cathedral, which is the number one tourist site in Germany. Right next door , in the Roman Germanic Museum, there are treasures  that rival those of the Cathedral.  After the tour of the Cathedral, I was ready to blow off the museum, but since it was a rainy... Read more »

The Niederwald, a German Monument I Never Heard of is Unexpected Art.

The Niederwald, a German Monument I Never Heard of is Unexpected Art.
Cruising the Rhine River in Germany,  our ship passed group of imposing sculptures high above the River.  Although it was quite a distance away, we could tell that it was really big.  Later that day, visiting the town of Rudesheim, I had the opportunity to see it close up. A leisurely ride on a gondola... Read more »
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A Glass Sculpture is Unexpected Art and More

A Glass Sculpture is Unexpected Art and More
                    The art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art  continues to surprise, enlighten and delight.  On the way to see the Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house, a part of this museum’s campus, a sculpture caught my eye. It was in a corner of a corridor,... Read more »

A Giant Spider is Unexpected Art at Crystal Bridges

The Giant Spider that Lives at Crystal Bridges My husband and I are having an ongoing discussion unexpected art.  He maintains that art in a museum can’t be unexpected art because people expect to see art in art museums.  I think that unexpected art can be found anywhere, including in art museums. I see unexpected art... Read more »

Unexpected and Expected Art at Crystal Bridges in Arkansas

Crystal Bridges, a beautiful new museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.   It  is spectacular! Just outside the front entrance, there is a  sculpture of a tree  shaped like a living tree, looking as realistic as a stainless steel tree can be.  It is alone,  sparkling in the sunlight, its naturalistic branches resemble the trees in the background.... Read more »
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Unexpected Art Discovered While Walking my Dog

Finding Works by a world famous artist on a walk. I noticed a War Memorial when I was walking my dog to Kenilworth beach so I decided to take a closer look. A bronze plaque mounted on a pink granite boulder, located at the back of a park next to the village hall on Kenilworth... Read more »