Friday, October 22, 2010

Art Trip to Seattle

I got to spend all day yesterday in Seattle with my friends Katherine Van Schoonhoven & Carolyn Rondthaler. (Kitty Wallis would have gone with us too, but she was feeling a little under the weather).
The express purpose for our trip was to see Picasso at the Seattle Art Museum, but we also made bonus trips to Traver Gallery and the Frye Museum.

All the pieces in the Picasso exhibit were brought from the collection of the Musée National Picasso in Paris. It is an unprecedented opportunity because the Musée Picasso recently closed for renovations, allowing a tour of the exhibit to travel for the first and, most likely, the only time. I wasn't allowed to take photos in the Picasso exhibit, but the rules are more relaxed elsewhere in the Museum.
While we were at lunch in the Museum we saw Drew Barrymore having lunch too (she's super pretty). At the Traver Gallery we saw Gregory Grenon. We took in the strange (but wonderful) Von Keller show at the Frye Museum (and saw the magnificent permanent collection that includes several Bouguereaus).

(This is the 2nd time we've been to the SAM for a big exhibit. We also went to the Michelangelo in December of 2009. It has become a tradition to stand in front of a masterpiece and sketch it into our own sketchbook. Above is my sketch of Bust of a Man 1907). Thanks Santa Cruz Crew, Kvan & Carolyn for the great day!



9 comments:

Gary Keimig said...

sounds like a great time for you girls.
gotta have those kind of days. Tomorrow my wife and I are going over to Jackson[weather permitting. It is supposed to snow}to see the OPA show now on display.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

It was a GREAT day! Picasso and Henri and Sargent, oh my!

hwfarber said...

I think this Picasso exhibit may be coming to Richmond VA. Sounds like you had a fantastic day.

-Don said...

What a great day out! I love how you're always on the go and it's mostly art related. You inspire me.

-Don

Kathy said...

Wonderful! You have such an interesting life - and the slide show is great. Thank you for sharing your day with us!

Chris said...

i've enjoyed all your videos recently-what a fun art-filled life you have!

Casey Klahn said...

I want to know more about Picasso. Was it great to have such an eclectic collection? Did the museum bring him alive, or not? Did Drew Barrymore buy one? (kidding)

Suzanne said...

Thanks for all the great photos, Celeste! When buying my ticket for the SAM show ,instruction was "NO Camera and NO pen." so I had left it all at home. I didn't make it to the Frye Museum but how impressive to see. Next time..

Celeste Bergin said...

thanks Gary, Kan, Hallie, Don, Kathy, Chris, Casey & Suzanne for your comment! Yes, Suzanne we were told about the no pen rule...but not before we dashed something out....and FYI the guard said pencil was alright!