If you live in the Houston area and you haven’t been to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, you’re missing out. I finally managed to convince Justin to take me there.
Justin told me, “Today is your day. Whatever you want to do.”
I pretended to think about it for a minute. “How about the Fine Arts museum in Houston?”
Justin rolled his eyes.
I smiled sweetly. “I have cancer.”
“Come on! We’ve been here for years and I’ve never been there. It’s time.”
Justin hung his head and shoved his keys in his pocket.
(Disclaimer: None of my pictures are going to do this artwork justice.)
Beautiful painting of the night sky.
This was incredible in person. It looks like a photograph. William-Adolphe Bouguereau was amazingly talented.
Justin examining an image of the civil war. The name plate next to the image says, “…a wounded Confederate souldier has just discovered the body of his dead Union brother… this powerful painting captures the sorrow of the Civil War … neither man in this work wins.”
Contemporary art: Two screens, side by side. One showing a cat lapping milk, the other showing a dog trying to get through a fence. Make of that what you will.
My second favorite piece of artwork at the museum: This bronze sculpture is named The Crouching Woman by Auguste Rodin.
A view from the back.
My favorite piece of artwork at the museum: Jesus Rafael Soto’s Houston Penetrable. According to a museum pamphlet: “A sea of 24,000 handmade plastic strands cascades from the ceiling, beckoning you to wade through this vast immersion of light and color. Soto … created works like this throughout the world, meant for you, the viewer, to complete.” Interactive art. I dig it.
A view of the Soto: Houston Penetrable from the second floor.
When we left the museum Justin and I linked hands as we walked back to the car. I looked to the side and caught him smiling.
I teased, “That wasn’t too painful, was it?”
He gave me a sideways glance before playfully squeezing my hand. “Yeah. Not too painful.”
Today’s silver lining: My husband, for his willingness to try something new just to see me smile.