Exploring with Daisy 2014 travel blog

“Madonna and Child” by the Circle of Michelino da Besozzo, c. 1428,...

Today Virginia Staats, Inge Rider and I attended the midday music program at the Blanton Museum of Art. The concert was “Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern BWV 1” (How lovely shines the Morning Star) by Johann Sebastian Bach. A doctoral student was the conductor.

The featured art was “Madonna and Child” by the Circle of Michelino da Besozzo, c. 1428, tempera with tooled gold leaf on wood panel. It is in remarkably good condition. Then we visited the special exhibition, “Between Mountains and Sea: Arts of the Ancient Andes”. The objects illuminate the lifestyle, technological achievements and ideology of pre-Inca cultures along the coastal Andes Mountains. Some of them were more than 1100 years old! We were amazed at how well-preserved they were, particularly the textiles.

We had lunch in the Blanton Café.

Tonight I had a surprise visit by Carolyn Nottleson and Kathy Lautz, both Lazy Daze owners. I had talked to Carolyn earlier today and we had already planned to have lunch tomorrow. I invited Kathy to join us and she accepted. They both will be here only a few days. Carolyn will head to Lewisville and Kathy to New Orleans.

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