Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Josh Groban, in the MFAH, with the Organic Cotton Onesie = Graham Will Grow Up to be Perfect

Every Thursday, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH) is free! So last Thursday, Graham and I went to see a few exhibits.

The first exhibit we went to was Charles LeDray: workworkworkworkwork.

The exhibit is basically a bunch of miniature clothes, with a few random human bone carvings. I know I was probably supposed to get more out of it, but the whole time I was just thinking, "How cute! I would have died to have this collection when I played with Barbies." I was also thinking of the mini-people who could have worn the clothes and how much I would like to have one of them as a pet. Kind of like the Borrowers, but small dog-sized.

The best part of the exhibit was probably when one of the guards, a sweet Asian lady, ooed over Graham and said, "Ohh! What a round head!" Is there anything a mother wants to hear more in this age of helmet babies?

The next exhibit we visited was Indian arts. There were a lot of semi-scandalous sculptures of Indian gods and their consorts. I won't include any pictures of those. What I did like best about the exhibit was the Tibetan lion. I wish I would have taken a picture, but it was made of gold, I think, and had a blue-green mane. It looked so friendly! Apparently it represents joy and courage, and I thought that was cool. I would love to have a life full of joy and courage.

Until I can get a picture of the real thing, here is a poor substitute. Instead of this rabid Yorkie, though, imagine a pleasant lion that you would love to go to lunch with, or that you would trust to babysit your kids. 

Finally, we visited the Neo-Classicism exhibit because it was closing in a couple of days. It was a bit disappointing to both of us-Graham started to lose it; I think because of this creaptastic painting:

The horse head reminds me of that horrible scene in Black Beauty when Black Beauty's girlfriend, Ginger, is pulled past him on a cart, dead. Did you know that Black Beauty was voiced by the guy who plays Nightcrawler-the blue guy on X-Men?

I love museums. I decided I want my home to feel like a museum gift shop-full of wonderful, educational, interesting things.


  1. Hey, I remember studying that painting in Art History. It's called The Nightmare. By Fuseli (Henri maybe?). Crazy I still remember that. It is pretty creeptastic.

    I love your blog, by the way. You should have started one earlier.

  2. Thanks, Jessica! I love your blog, too. And you're right, it's Henry Fuseli's creepy nightmare.


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