Today, Lippe and Andy and I visited the Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester.
We saw many beautiful works of art, including the Extreme Materials exhibit (although I couldn’t take any pictures there).
Here are a few of the highlights.
The gallery has recently renovated many of their exhibits from the permanent collection. The first floor houses items from Asia, Africa, and the Americas.
This mask is from the Chimú culture in Perú.
Lippe was excited to meet the Laughing Boy from Mexico, but disappointed that the gallery store didn’t have a replica of the hat to buy as a souvenir.
This bench was carved by Wendell Castle, who also made the wonderful blue clock we saw near the gallery entrance. It’s very comfortable.
The second floor of the MAG houses mostly European art.
During the renovations, the MAG staff added some excellent interactive educational displays.
This well-fed archbishop reminded Lippe that it was almost dinner time.
The rest of us weren’t ready to leave, though.
As I was photographing the ornate baroque organ in the Fountain Court, I heard a guard shout “No swimming in the fountain!”
I knew who that had to be.
On the way downstairs, Lippe decided that the handrail would be faster than the elevator.
Tomorrow, we will have a very quiet day!