So, I am spending a couple of days in Houston with a friend.
Yesterday, after a 5 hour drive from Sherman, we took in some culture and visited the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
I was particularly taken by the Roman Vishniac photographic exhibition and his photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe. Many poignant and candid photos giving the viewer a real glimpse into a life that many of us can only image, particularly those taken in post war Berlin. I could have spent so much longer pouring over these images; it was fabulous.
I also got to enjoy some more classic paintings from the masters – Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet & Matisse.
I have seen some wonderful art whilst in Texas – we miss out on so much in Australia, where we have to wait for a special traveling exhibit.
Also at the museum is the Shadow Monsters interactive display – we made scary shadows and had fun! Great for young and old!
The MFAH is a very interesting museum and is spread over 2 buildings. Between the two, is an interconnecting walkway which is a piece of art in itself – a light tunnel, where the color changes every 6 minutes.
If you get to go, Thursday’s are a great day to visit as entry is free!
Anyway, the reason I am in Houston is that I am accompanying a friend on a business trip – so I took the opportunity to see a little more of Texas and poke around a little in Houston. My friend is a well respected quilter and author (Becky Goldsmith) and is attending the Quilt Market in Houston. Now, this ‘convention’ is a BIG deal – I didn’t realize just how big. More later!