USA Museum Bucket List

So far, I’ve posted here a few reviews of museums I’ve visited in the U.S. and abroad, and have a huge backlog of others that I want to write about. In the midst of that project, I thought I’d take a break and share the list of my top five museums that I’ve yet to see.

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Davis Gallery’s ‘Of Warp and Weft’

I dropped by Davis Gallery after work this past Thursday, to check out their current two-person show, Of Warp and Weft. It features Austin-based artists Caprice Pierucci and Charles Heppner. Pierucci’s flowing wooden sculptures are pretty amazing. The light-colored ones almost look like the bones of some giant fish. A lady I was chatting with

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In the Round with Sol LeWitt

This is a work by Sol LeWitt called Circle with Towers. It has been in place in front of the Gates computer science building on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin since 2012 as part of the university’s Landmarks public art program. (Another incarnation had been erected in New York City’s Madison Square Park

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You Say d’Orsay, I Say Train Station

My first trip to France was in 2016, and amongst numerous delights was the opportunity to visit the most famous of Paris’ museums. I’d fallen in love with Impressionism as a,  well, as an impressionable teenager. And though in the years since I’ve moved on to swim in deeper artistic waters, so to speak, I’ve

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Be Careful What You Wish For, or That Time I Finally Visited Centre Pompidou

This is the first of an occasional series of posts I will write on museums I have visited in recent years. These posts are not intended to be full-blown travel journalism, with all the details on what you’ll need to plan a visit. Rather, since all that info is readily available online, I will offer

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Sipping Wine for Salvador Dalí

This past Saturday night, a friend and I went to check out the opening reception for a show of Salvador Dalí prints and drawings for sale at Russell Fine Art Gallery. I’ve been to openings at the Russell many times. It’s one of the few places in Austin (that I know of) that brings in

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Wading into Contemporary Art

I had a neat experience earlier tonight. I attended a reception that included a preview of a new art exhibit where we got to see the artist finishing the installation of his pieces. The exhibit is called Luz y Movimiento (light and motion), and it’s by a Venezuelan artist named Ender Martos. I liked his

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