Saturday, July 16, 2011

Under the sea at the MFA

Marlowe, my dear friend and fellow California transplant met me at the MFA yesterday to submerge into the Chihuly Sea and take a gander at the new American Wing.  I'd been inspired by Steve at An Urban Cottage to see the show before it moved on.    

We COULD be looking up at these, but we're looking down.

NOW we're looking up at an amazing three panel ceiling layered with glass shapes.  The only representational piece is the little putti.

This might be my favorite 'vase' in the Chihuly exhibit.

The theme of the whole day turned out to be Glass.

This is in the Arts and Crafts section of the New Wing.  The fishbowl has been made three dimensional
with a layering of clear white swirling glass.. didn't catch it well here.

Covet, covet, covet!!!

And last, but not least is a figure I found when we stopped afterward at the Cambridge Antigues Market.  I was allowed to take this piece home.

But she'd look great in a case at the museum! Love the dog.

All in all, it was definitely a Steve kind of day.


An Urban Cottage said...

You had a full day! Love the statue. Is it marble?

Shelley said...

Think she's alabaster. Artemis. I fell in love.

webb said...

I love good glass - the fishbowl is extraordinary!