Friday, November 13, 2015

fred jones

last weekend, i played tour guide to T and my mom at fred jones jr museum of art. for those who don't know or haven't been, the museum is home to countless pieces of art ranging from well-known classics (like degas, pissarro, and van gogh) to contemporary works (like william robinson leigh, earl carpenter, and james surls). located on OU's campus, they are also privy to showing major touring exhibitions. 

thankfully, the timing of our visit worked in our favor and we were able to see the roman busts from the immortales collection. 

[T posing with his personal favorite among caesars, octavian]

[great views for the busts]

next, we viewed james surls' touring collection. the two main exhibitions couldn't have been more different, and i found myself absolutely loving both. the busts provided the perfect pairing of historical context and culture, while the metal sculptures gave me some serious beetlejuice flashbacks. i kept envisioning each piece come to life!

[my personal favorite]

[cool installation]

[got caught post-photo taking]

the visit was the perfect way to spend a gorgeous fall afternoon, and i loved being able to show T and my mom something new to them. have a great weekend!

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