Friday, March 18, 2016

Tucson Museum of Art

It has been a rather quiet, uneventful week for us. We hung around the campground much of the time, visiting with Mike and Retha and doing what we could to help as Mike rested his leg. On Thursday evening Bob and I attended the campground's St. Patricks Day Potluck where we enjoyed corned beef and cabbage with loads of side dishes and desserts.  It was a really fun evening.

Today Bob and I visited the Tucson Museum of Art. What a gem of a museum! It looked pretty unassuming from the outside.
Inside, however, was a modern museum full of treasures.
There was a wide variety of art within.  Here are a few of my favorite pieces:
 Girl on a Cliff/The Abyss, wood engraving, by Virginia Johnson Fund, 1930
 Evening in the Foothills, oil on canvas by Virginia Johnson Fund, 1940
 Pima Canyon bu Moonlight, Starlight, and Flashlight,archival print on cotton rag paper mounted on aluminum by William Lesch, 1951
Poem to the Flight, hand dyed wool tapestry by Leonardo Nierman, 1971
 Lukutuwe (Fertility), wool and natural fibers encoded with Aztec bar code, tapestry by Guillermo Bert, 2012
 Conquest of the Incas, hand appliqued and quilted fabric by Patty Elwin Davis, 1996
Pre-Columbian pottery

After we felt that we had seen pretty much everything, we spent some time browsing through the craft fair that was going on in and around the museum. It was a beautiful day and the items on display were really lovely.

Bob posed beside this statue in the square.
The square itself is surrounded by historical buildings which are typical of early Tucson.

All in all, a lovely time. We hope to visit another local attraction tomorrow, so stay tuned!

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