August 21, 2005
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Art Museums

Yesterday, we went to the Gardner to see Danijel Zezelj's drawings for his graphic novel, Stray Dogs.

Last week, a survey at the Peabody wanted to know how many times we visit museums a year. I have no idea. One precept of the Tinderbox Way is to write it down. So, here's a rough list of the art museums I've visited this year.

  1. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston
  2. Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem
  3. Art Institute of Chicago
  4. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  5. DeCordova Museum, Boston
  6. Museum of Our National Heritage, Concord
  7. Ogunquit Museum of Art, Ogunquit
  8. Alte Pinakothek, Munich
  9. Neue Pinakothek, Munich
  10. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
  11. Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
  12. The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  13. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  14. NGV Austalia, Melbourne
  15. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  16. Dahesh Museum of Art, New York
  17. Musée d'Orsay, Paris
  18. Musée Marmottan, Paris
  19. Fogg Museum, Cambridge
  20. SF MOMA
  21. DeYoung Museum, San Francisco
  22. Rhode Island School of Design
  23. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

That's more than I expected. (I bet I missed one or two, too...) I'm not an artist, or a collector, or even a student of art. At most, I'm a Sunday painter who hasn't been painting much for a couple of years. Hmmmm.