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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Random museum sightings



I did take pictures of exhibits at the many museums I visited in Washington last week, but most of them don't really capture the experience of seeing it in person.

Some are still worth sharing -- this statue at the National Museum of Women in the Arts was interesting mostly because it's by Sarah Bernhardt, who in addition to being a legendary actor was also an accomplished sculptor, with at least 50 documented works.

Rodin dismissed her work as old-fashioned tripe, but I've always thought of being able to carve life-size sculptures as a skill akin to magic so I'm pretty impressed by this “tripe.” I can't imagine the kind of brain that can excel in two such disparate creative fields.

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