Sunday, March 13, 2016

Weekend Reflection – More Art

Spring is still making slow progress here (if any). Yesterday we saw a bit of sunshine, though, and in the afternoon I took the bus into town; and walked from there to the Textile Fashion Center. Last weekend when I visited the Art Museum I got an annual entrance pass which is also valid at the Textile Museum. Each individual exhibition over a year may not be to my taste; but the museums are always good goals for a walk.

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An upside-down view of a building where I’ve not yet been inside, it’s a sort of science center for kids (well, mainly). (Entrance fee not included in the museum pass!)

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I stopped briefly at this special entrance to say hello to David Zinn’s little creatures from last autumn’s street art festival, though. They seem to have survived the winter well!

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Outside the Textile Fashion Center we have Jaume Plensa’s giant sculpture House of Knowledge. Since last autumn enjoying the company of a big blue eagle painted on the walls of the University building across the road (and railroad).

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The machine hall at the textile museum has not yet been reopened after the move a couple of years ago. (So there’s something to look forward to.) They had a couple of looms on display in the foyer just now, though. And a sign in the background saying “No Loose Threads”.

Not so sure about that, though, when I got up to the exhibition going on upstairs, entitled “Poetry of the Hybrids”. (Seemed like a lot of loose threads to me!)

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Linking to:
Weekend Reflections
Friday My Town: Inside
Shadow Shot Sunday

12 comments:

  1. Visually exciting! I hate it when museums charge twice though.

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  2. i never tire of seeing your town - even the topsy turvy view is lovely! Like your spring, our autumn is slow to arrive. Love the sculpture's new companion.

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  3. It is an interesting town. On the face of it the buildings are often just modern concrete but all the wall art, sculpture and the light make it a bit of a gem.

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  4. Good idea to get an annual pass for the museum(s)! I hope you'll visit often and show us what you saw.

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  5. LOVE the upside down reflection of the building, do not care for the strings hanging down. love the sculpture watching the eagle. i would love an annual pass to all of this..

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  6. Thanks everyone for your comments. The street art does make it more enjoyable to go for a walk in central town even this time of year. And best of all: The street art is free for everyone to look at :)

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  7. your shots remind me of Artprize here in Grand Rapids, and Frederik Meijer Gardens. love that first one!!

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  8. It's lovely to see that the little Zinn creatures have survived.

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  9. Thanks everyone for your comments!

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