Wednesday, September 15, 2021

The Rest Of The Vacation....

 When I left you last, we had turned a corner.  Cross country travel with adult children is now out, as are excessively over priced meals and tacky souvenir shops. But the Hubs and I still had vacation time left, and a tenth anniversary to celebrate.  

Not to be outdone by the ceremonial  (literal) fist bump on the actual day of our anniversary, once I was on the mend, we decided to head into Boston for another adventure. The Museum Of Fine Arts has been on my radar for a bit now, and knowing the exhibit would only be there until October, we decided to go. Oldest, by the way, has a free membership, and yet has never been.

Kids these days have no idea what they are missing. 



The thing about the MFA is that you can just be walking down a hallway and BAM....
Jackson Pollock.  I don't really get his art, but I can appreciate it.  I understand it better than....


Picasso.  I mean I can see the woman in this, but I can see where people get lost within his art.  Then of course, there's Van Gogh's Postman, which I mean come on... if anyone understands the expression of this man's face it's me...

And then of course, these beauties.  What we came to see.  Monet....





What amazes me is that he painted mostly in series.  Sometimes setting up 30 or more canvases, each one capturing that view, at that time of day.  A sequence of his paintings would be like a time lapsed photograph of the subject, be it hay stacks, the Rhine, or his waterlilies. 

Even the Husband could appreciate his works.

We also appreciated the café.  They have a full restaurant, with incredibly good, locally sourced food,  at a more local price.  Even in the city we spent less on that meal than we did at In and Out burger for two in San Francisco. And ate far better, with much better, and quieter company...
We have debated upgrading our tickets to a membership.  For a bit more you can get a yearly membership, which includes discounts at the café and gift shop, free admission, and free parking. Given it's proximity to Oldest's school, his free membership, and that there are other exhibits we'd like to see, it could be a very good option for us.  We could catch an exhibit and Oldest could join us for dinner there. 

Anyhoo...

The rest of the week was spent on my healing, a bit of therapy, and assuring the dog we would never leave her again. September is bringing a whole new schedule. New mind sets. Better weather. 

And new posts, still waiting to be written....




13 comments:

  1. I love a good Art Gallery Exhibit. My Parents were given a Monet by a Great Aunt when they got Married, it was painted in his latter Years and they were Young and uninformed about Art, so they left it in their Apartment when they moved because they never liked it! When my Nanna found out Years later and told them the Value of a Monet Painting they were distraught they hadn't realized what a good pressy it had been... that particular Aunt was Old and Eccentric so they'd thought it to be a crazy gift. *LOL*

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    1. Can you imagine being the next person in that apartment? Crazy! I had a customer who was maybe 25 that I'd check on often because he had clinical depression. His father was horrible and his mother was CRAZY, when she died it was just him alone in the house.

      Alone... in his mother's house... with MILLIONS of dollars of artwork on the walls. Seems the crazy people can always see the value.

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  2. I adore Art Galleries - and Monet's work blows me away. I am so glad that this part of your vacation was wonderful. And yes, a yearly membership sounds good.

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    1. We shall see. I do love that they allow you to credit the day's tickets towards the yearly membership. Basically, it pays for itself by the second visit.

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like a lovely way to celebrate. And yes, the kids have no idea. Then when they are older they go and do the thing and then ask why you never took them to see whatever. And then you sigh.

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  4. It all sounds so nice, to me stuck here down under in her house

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    1. I am very lucky to have such things available to me. All too often I forget that I LIVE where people pay thousands of dollars to vacation.

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  5. I prefer Monet, too. I do love the black dog sculpture, though. :)

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    1. He's huge too! Like, 8ft by 6ft. Super cute!

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  6. This is all marvelous artwork, but the main thing I wanted to point out is your sentence just before the photos start- "Kids these days have no idea what they are missing."- so, so true.

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    1. Isn't it? Sadly I was no different... I lived in one of the prettiest parts of Boston in college, had no idea how pretty until about 3 months before I moved.

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  7. I don't like Picasso. I've only seen one Pollock and I thought it was cool. I have no idea what the point of it was, but I just plain liked it. So glad you got to enjoy a good exhibit.

    Love,
    Janie

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