Every once in a while, San Jose Museum of Art has a free Family Day. We went to one yesterday. I like when it’s quiet and you don’t get jostled around as you look at exhibits, but it was fun to go on a day when the museum was full of people. And it’s never so crowded that you get shoved around here.
This is the Chihuly piece, part of the permanent exhibit, at the entrance of the Museum. I sketched it from one floor up. It’s interesting to see the writhing tubular glass forms up close. And Chihuly seems to have the very same issue I have with the yellows in my palette: no matter how clean I try to keep my lemon yellow, it ALWAYS end up getting green-ish!
Two pieces from the exhibit ‘This kind of bird flies backward: Paintings by Joan Brown’. I liked her later pieces: bright primary colors and flat patterns. I especially enjoyed the piece on the right, which has her and husband#4, each holding a cat, facing each other. All four of them have bindis on their foreheads.
This is Brian Goggin’s 30-foot long red caterpillar that looks like a giant couch. It is a part of the current show ‘Renegade Humor’. It’s wooden legs fascinated me. They were so expressive. The trouble with pieces like this is it’s so tempting to just go and have a seat on them.