Well, I’ve experienced my first Friday (5/18) at the Dallas Museum of Art, and I have to say, “I must do it again!” My friend and I road a trolley car to the museum from the West Village. This was my first time to ride the trolley, and I’ve lived in Dallas forever! It was fun and only a 10-minute trip from the Village. Once at the museum, we saw a variety of people with an enthusiasm for art, music, and poetry.
We spent time going through several galleries. The first exhibit we explored was Fast Forward, an exhibition of works from the modern and contemporary holdings of the Hoffman, Rachofsky, and Rose families, who gifted their collections and future acquisitions to the Museum in 2005. I discovered my new favorite artist – Gerhard Richter at this exhibition. He’s frakking amazing!!!
There was also a photo exhibit, which we caught on its last day. My favorite photo was by William Eggleston, the man who made color photography an art. Look at that color! If only you could see the real thing – the saturation of red. Photographing red is difficult. This dye transfer print is considered by Eggleston to be one of his most challenging and powerful works.
We missed the poetry readings, but we did get to hear part of Bjork’s new CD, Volta, in the sculpture garden. It was…eh…hmm…well, not my cup of tea.
At 9:30 we went back to the West Village and had dinner at Cru. Dinner for me was chicken scallopini, very yummy. It was much like this recipe. When I got home I crashed. Too much fun, food, and drink! Consequently, this all led to a migraine headache on Saturday and into Sunday. Was it worth it? Yeah.