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Peace, Phoenix Museum of Art and Chay Chien

16 Sep

Temperatures of 97F (36C) meant we had to find refuge indoors today so off we went on the Metro Light Rail to the Museum of Art,  stopping off to see a sculpture to Peace which was very moving, surrounded as it was both by weapons of death and words of Peace.


The Museum was full of beautiful works  that we can show you as American museums encourage photos and the sharing of artistic delights. At home, photos are rarely allowed. Join us to see a few of our favourites.

Upside Down, Inside Out by Anish Kapoor


I loved this one, The White Rose by William Merritt Chase. My choirs sing a beautiful Cornish folk song of the same title. This photo  is for all of them.


And in the children’s room……



The very best part of the exhibition though was Yayoi Kusama’s You Who are Getting Obliterated in the Dancing Swarm of Fireflies which was a almost indescribable experience. If it comes near you, please don’t miss it. We stepped into a black space filled with tiny lights and couldn’t tell where the walls or the floor began or ended. It seemed as if we were stepping out into the universe to be surrounded by stars – quite magical and just a bit scary. The photo does not do it justice.


Our lunch/tea tonight was at Rice Paper, the Vietnamese restaurant attached to our hotel, The San Carlos. I had a vegetarian Tempura Spring Roll with a miso ginger sauce and it was truly scrumptious. 

We fly home tomorrow, a ten hour flight arriving at Heathrow at 1.30pm UK time, then the train to Cornwall arriving home by 10pm if allgoesto plan.

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2016 in America, Arizona, art, Beauty, Food

 

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One response to “Peace, Phoenix Museum of Art and Chay Chien

  1. saymber

    September 17, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    I love what they did with the guns and the message…that has been a vision I’ve had for a long time. All the weapons, the bombs, the guns melted down and made into useful things like playgrounds, art, tools to grow things….thank you for all these posts from your trip!

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