Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Oklahoma City Art Museum - The Impressionists

There were no movies we wanted to see this past weekend so went to the
Oklahoma City Art Museum's Turner to Cezanne showing of Impressionist artwork. The girls didn't want to go so we were whine-free the entire time.

(Learn more about Cezanne here. Turner, here.)

Beautiful collection. I like the Impressionists because I get a sense of true emotion from looking at their pictures and not in the I'm-angry-because-I-don't-get-it sense when we wandered over to the abstract collection afterward. And in no small stroke of serendipity, Cezanne was one of Hemingway's favorite painters; read Hemingway's "Big Two-Hearted River" and look at Cezanne's work and tell me if you don't get the connection. A great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

We strolled through the other collections - we'd seen most of them before and, as I said, the abstract stuff for us is a waste of time. It's the triumph of marketing over good sense. Come on, admit it. You don't like abstract art, either.

But the Chihuly glass is well worth seeing again. Here are the obligatory shots of the Dale Chihuly Glass collection that you're required to take when you visit:

Cell phone camera. Looking straight up. Could be better but, hey, not bad.

So, a great afternoon. I hope we have more Saturday's with movies we don't want to see.


  1. Thank you for your wonderful post about your Saturday visit the OKCMOA! We appreciate it.

  2. You're quite welcome. The OKCMOA is a jewel, not to be missed.