Monday, February 20, 2006

Frans Snyders .Market Scene on a Quay, about 1635
This week's New Yorker in the "Shouts and Murmurs" section has a piece by David Sedaris on art collecting. Sort of.

A family of experts.
by David Sedaris

"Before it was moved out near the fairgrounds, the North Carolina Museum of Art was located in downtown Raleigh, and often, when we were young, my sister Gretchen and I would cut out of church and spend an hour looking at the paintings. The collection was not magnificent, but it was enough to give you a general overview, and to remind you that you pretty much sucked."

The rest is continued here.

2 comments:

scruffylooking said...

Have you been to the UI museum of art? It's pretty great. Coady and I went last spring because she wanted to see the Pollock. They also had a multi-media "subversive" art exhibit that month. Coady thought it was so cool. Junior high is the perfect age for that kind of work.

Dexter said...

Yes. Went down for the Oahaxan ceramics not too long ago and too see the Pollock after watching the ed harris film. i need to do more musuems...des moines is supposed to be pretty good.