Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Today We Conquered the Art World

Went to the MFAH for family craft time.

This is Emmet's rendering of the Chicago river on St. Patrick's day.

Chicago River on St. Patrick's Day, 2010, oil pastel and watercolor on paper. Courtesy of the artist.

Not bad, eh?

photo via Wikipedia

This was so cool: an interactive map outside the Prendergast in Italy exhibition. The screen showed a Google map of Venice; sites of landscape paintings were clickable and zoomable. The program didn't work perfectly, probably because some shithead kids kept tapping the screen over and over instead of simply double clicking. I don't know who those children would be. Anyway, it has a lot of potential.

This is always their favorite thing at the museum -- the James Turrell light tunnel. Rebecca also loves the creepy Damien Hirst skeletons in a case at the other end of the tunnel. She's an odd one.


  1. Your children are brilliant! I would think you were 'artsy' enough to realize that...

    Your pride should rival that of Pollock's mom or maybe Chagall's...whichever...I'm proud of them! And I wouldn't worry too much about those shithead kids who messed up the interactive stuff...I'm sure they are insured!