Today I went to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University. It was crowded with kids in some sort of university program and though they were well behaved they were still a crowd of kids. While I (obviously) like kids in general I’m not fond of noisy hoards of them while I look at art. I managed to avoid them most of the time. Although I tried to avoid the groups of kids, I did enjoy the work done by first and sixth graders from Lincoln Elementary School.
There was a whole bunch of western art, which makes sense, but is not really my thing. There was also some European art from the Renaissance, through the mid nineteenth century, which is also not really my thing. They did have a lot of Asian, Pacific, and Mexican art, and lots of amusing, quirky little figures which were not really meant to be amusing by the creators, but which I liked a lot.
They had a Rodin.
They had lots of sculpture and pottery. (Click to make bigger.)
And although they didn’t have a lot of textiles, there was a huge Huichol yarn painting.
I’m supposed to leave tonight at 5:05 for Indy. I will miss Jenny a lot. And the good dog Lizzie.