A weekend full of art

On Friday, I went to the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art on the University of Richmond campus to see the Anti-Grand exhibit, a contemporary perspective on landscape. I didn’t take pictures of everything because I had done a little pre-viewing online and they had a wonderful site of all of the artists http://www.antigrand.com/artists/, so I just took a few shots.

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My favorite was the Grand Library installation by Guy Laramée. It was made of roughly 80 old Encyclopedia Britannica books stacked and then carved to look like canyons. It reminded me of my time in Arizona. And what an ingenious use of outdated printed material!

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On Saturday, I visited the Muscarelle Museum of Art on the campus of William & Mary in Williamsburg. They had an exhibit on Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty. It included drawings and studies from da Vinci and Michelangelo. I studied art history in college and it is always thrilling to be face to face with an artists’ creation that I read about in a classroom.

Alas, photography was not allowed in this exhibit; the below are photos from the brochure.

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Finally, my own “art.” The snow, ice and freezing cold were burning off this weekend and I took a few shots of snow melting off of the roof, creating icicles on the plants in the shade. Hopefully Spring is on time this year, I’m so over Winter!

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