Regarding Museums…

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

I love museums. I don’t much care what kind either because there’s generally something of interest ~ I’ve even been to the tiny International Surfing Museum in Huntington Beach (I don’t surf). Perhaps this is because I was born in New York and my parents took me to a lot of museums there when I was a kid. They bring me joy and are associated with (mostly) happy memories.

My favorite artist is probably Van Gogh. I love Starry Night, Twelve Sunflowers, Irises, Wheatfield, and Cafe Terrace at Night, among others. He used a lot of yellow and blue together, and I read in my aesthetics class that many people find this the most pleasant color combo. Even Vincent’s still-life fruits are eye candy to me. Lemons! His skies are alive with swirls and whorls and stars that are outsized in brilliance, giving me the feeling of how majestic and complex a night sky can be. Likewise, his fields and gardens are lush and waving, as if a breeze just passed by. And then there are the people (including himself) whose faces convey stark emotion, often bone-deep weariness. Or madness…

But it isn’t only art museums I enjoy ~ history and science ones are great too. I’m always up for a planetarium exhibit, just don’t ask me to remember any of it the next day. Some facts stick in my brain and some don’t. Loved the natural history museum back in NY when I was a kid (and also am a fan of Ben Stiller’s Night at the Museum movies). The Human Body Museum was creepy but interesting. Back when I was Las Vegas bound, I planned to visit the Mob Museum. Still want to someday.

Of course there’s always the book museum, aka library, that’s the best one of all. ๐Ÿ˜

The Broad Museum Los Angeles


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Photos of Paula taken at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (top) and The Broad in Los Angeles (bottom)

27 responses to “Regarding Museums…

  1. Agreed, there’s something special about museums!

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  2. You look like you took the small pill from Alice in Wonderland.

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  3. My first visit to a museum was NYโ€™s Museum of Natural History and the Hayden Planetarium when I was about 8-yrs old. It was fascinating and I managed to retain the ability to find and identify several constellations, thanks to my tabula rasa brain at that age.

    Soon, Orion will become visible in the southern sky, foreshadowing the imminent arrival of fall and winter. I wouldnโ€™t mind forgetting that one.

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  4. I also love museums and we have some great ones in San Diego. I often volunteered as a chaperone on field trips with my daughters so I could see the special exhibits. I got to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Pompei exhibits for free!๐ŸŽ‰

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  5. Paula have you been eating some of that Alice cake?? Cool pics ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. I love the small Paula standing in front of the giant table. Like you, I love going to museums. When I was a kid I was raised in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., so I had access to some great museums: the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the National Gallery of Art, the Air and Space Museum, and my favorite, the Army Medical Museum.

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  7. I started late, and now I cant get enough of museums

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  8. Ha! Edith Ann with her great big chair!
    I got this weird feeling that museums might be way more important than we think.

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  9. I am a museum junkie. I don’t care if it’s huge and famous, like the British Museum … or some dinky oddity or cultural museum that you can barely find even with a map (New Orleans’ Backstreet Cultural Museum, which celebrates the Black Masking Indians is just one example). Always nice to know I’m not alone. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Actually visited an art museum during my vacation, which was cool. Blues and yellows are my favorite color combo! Did not know I was not alone in that.

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  12. I love all kinds of museums too! Love that giant dining room at SFMOMA. Mostly, I was carried away by the work of Philip Guston. Just did an in depth post on museums, or how museums display comics. All in all, I think there’s still much room for improvement.

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