Trekking with Daisy 2009-10 travel blog

"Nadia in Sharp Profile", 1948, Lift-ground aquatint, by Henri Matisse

"Large Virgin", 1950-1951, Crayon transfer lithograph, by Henri Matisse

"The Flight into Egypt, 1589, Gouache heightened with gold on vellum, by...

"Christ among the Doctors" from "The Life of the Virgin", c. 1503,...

"Portrait of a Middle-Aged Woman in Bedclothes", 1780s, Oil on canvas, by...

"Portrait of Lady Hamilton as Ambassadress", 1791, Oil on canvas, by George...

"Portrait of a Lady with a Dog", 1730s, Oil on canvas, by...

"The Adoration of the Magi", 1740s, Oil on canvas, by Francesco Fontebasso...

"The Adoration of the Magi", c. 1730, Oil on canvas, by Anton...

"Dörnroschen [Sleeping Beauty], 1836, Etching, Eugen Napoleon Neureuther (1806-1882)

"Espíritu guardian" [Guardian Spirit], 2008, Acrylic on wood, by Matias Duville

"Halt on the Prairie", 1850, Oil on canvas, by William T. Ranney...

"A Female Saint Holding a Candle", 1640s, Oil on wood panel, by...

Inge Rider, Lucille McBriarty, Ginger Rantour and Virginia Staats

Virginia Staats and Inge Rider

Bronze Star in Front of Bob Bullock State History Museum


This morning I ran a few errands and then met several friends in the Brodie Oaks Shopping Center to carpool to the Blanton Museum of Art on the University of Texas campus. It was good to see Inge, Lucille and Virginia again and to meet Inge's neighbor, Ginger.

We rode with Virginia to the museum, where we viewed the special exhibition, Matisse as Printmaker. I don't really care for his drawings, however. I had taken only two photos of his drawings when an employee told me that I couldn't take photos because it was a exhibition on loan.

Then we saw the special exhibit "Perspective". A Museum curator, Dr. Aimee Chang, gave a wonderful discussion and tour of this exhibit of nineteenth-century works displayed in five galleries. That made the visit well worth it, in my opinion. Of course, I put my camera to work! Soon I'll have photos of the entire Blanton collection. :>)

After our Blanton visit, we went across the street to the Bob Bullock State History Museum to have lunch in the Story of Texas Café. I always enjoy eating there.

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