The heat wave continued today and I have been wracking my brain for another indoor opportunity to get out of the house. It suddenly dawned on me, that I have not been to the Dayton Art Institute in some time. I am a firm believer that a little culture is good for all of us.
I dearly love a good art museum & this one is very good. If you have never been to a museum with me you can't possibly know what an experience you are missing. I am normally fairly quiet but in a museum, I turn into a walking commentator. I comment on everything. I thought that in today's post, I would give you a little taste of what it would be like to spend some time with me in an art museum.
Just like I started today, you and I will begin with the European wing of the Art Institute.
"Hey this is cool. I like the way they put these walls in the middle of a room."
"Am I supposed to sit on the bench when I look at the painting? Is that what the artist wanted? A bench?"
"Hey, they changed the wall color."
"She's pretty." (Incidently, this is my favorite painting in the museum.
"Damn, what planet did she come from?"
"Dude! No means NOOOO!"
"I'll bet that hurt."
"Seriously, who paid for a portrait of her?"
"Love must be blind after all."
"I think that thing under her eye is moving"
"Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!"
"She is thin but I'll bet she weighs a ton"
"I saw that move in Mortal Combat."
"Dude, it's an Indian."
"It would take me about ten minutes to make that in Photoshop."
"Ha! Somebody painted the Gray Gallery yellow!"
"Dude… GO, it's your turn!"
"Man, I crack myself up."
You know that I pulled on every one of these doors. My face is imprinted on all of the door glass, all over the museum as a result.
"Finally! I can see the big picture."
"I'll bet it hurts combing the tangles out of their hair."
"Really, that's art?"
"I have a whole wall painted that same color and I would be willing to sell it to you cheap."
"I am totally going to bring that one home, it will look great over the headboard."
"Hey, guard lady, can I get a poster of that painting in the gift shop?"
"No? Seriously? Man that is too bad"
"They must have an incredible janitor here. Look at those floors!"
Ladies and Gentlemen, that completes our tour for today. Now you can see why I don't go very often. I don't want them to recognize me. I might get banned.
So, a little culture didn't hurt me. It's just that I might done some damage to culture.