First of all, this kid. Almost as tall as me. Growing and changing every single day. <3
And now our quick get-away to Bentonville. It's really amazing that just 24 hours away can make everything feel fresh again.
Had to eat the moment we arrived of course. And then it was straight to the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit. :)
I hadn't been this excited to see an exhibit since we saw Basquiat at the High Museum and it was equally fantastic! These photos really don't do it justice but they are nice reminders of the experience.
It was fun to see pieces that I was familiar with from my research like these.
And also fun to see ones I'd never seen, like the abstract one below left. Also how about that pattern on pattern above?!
This piece above is one of my very favorite Georgia paintings and I was super excited about seeing it. There's this really fantastic edge right there above the mountain, love it. Sometimes I spend way to much time making my own work smooth, so much so that people often ask if they are screenprints. So this was a nice reminder to keep the brushstrokes.
There was so much more than I'm sharing here but you get the idea. And then mixed in were comtemporary pieces by artists who were inspired by Georgia.
This collection of 360 paintings was really cool The artist Cynthia Daignault, painted one every 25 miles while on a road trip across the United States.
And then a few highlights for me from the general collection...
The one above is made from spools of thread and when viewed through the sphere, the image is of Grant Wood's American Gothic.
I also loved these paintings on copper made to look like old board games, masking tape and all!
After the museum we did some exploring and shopping and more eating and drinking. :)
Quick but fun getaway!