Sunday, January 8, 2012

Detroit Institute of Arts

Last week, it's my first time to visit a museum (shy). Yup it's my first. I've been wanting to visit museum big or small but hubby doesn't have time, lol. Well last week was our 7th wedding anniversary and you know what I asked him? To bring me to Detroit Institute of Arts to see Rembrandt and the face of Jesus. So off we go, and found out it's packed with people and they said that Rembrandt tickets are sold, so we choose to see the other exhibits and different galleries. And it was the best too. Thankfully, they allow photography to some exhibits (but not to other galleries) and no flash. I didn't mind it at all as long as I can get some of the photos. To those who visit all the time, do you feel like trying to get closer to the "thing" and has the urge to touch it, geezzz it almost happened to me, gush these precious items are just so awesome!! I can't wait to go back to DIA next week. ^_^ 

Ain't this beautiful painting? 



              The photo on the right is a jewelry table or box, the guide didn't it open it of course nobody could touch it bu the story is that it came from France, then to Russia because a mother bought it for her daughter but then when communism broke out it was sold and Mrs. Dodge bought it. They call it from France, to Russia to Detroit ^_^  The photo on the upper left are some ornate tables for princesses and on the bottom part are tea cups, tea pot etc. Ain't that so pretty. If I have those I am not going to use it lol!


                           Linking to Mellow Yellow Monday, Blue Monday, Ruby Red Tuesday
                                                                and Mosaic Monday



30 comments:

Pondside said...

What a treat that must have been. I always enjoy a visit to the Domestic Arts part of a museum, and to the costume displays - so interesting to see how people lived in the past.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Stunning works of art...I may need to go to a museum sometime soon!

Lorrie said...

What a coincidence - the link before yours on Mosaic Monday is also about a visit to this museum exhibition.

I would love to go there some day.

Candace said...

I'm so happy you got to visit a museum! It is one of our favorite things to do. Those are beautiful works of art. Thanks for sharing!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Thanks for showing these beautiful art works to us...it's hard to imagine the stories behind each one of these...don't you know that mother was heartbroken to see her beautiful gift to her daughter sacrificed due to the evil spread by communism...Have a beautiful week!!!

Ms. Burrito said...

Those are all beautiful!.

Mellow Yellow, have a nice week ahead!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Beautiful works of art!

John said...

Beautiful photos.

Hearty Yellow, come see.

Venus Layugan said...

stunning! i like the first photo, lively yet old looking!

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Liz said...

Beautiful captures. Have a fabulous week.

Liz @ MLC
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Leovi said...

Yes, pretty pictures, great works of art. Greetings.

imriz said...

reminds me of the victorian era. i always loved teapots, teacups...i can sense the excitement.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Kim, thanks for the lovely tour of the museum. Happy 7th Anniversary. The photos and paintings are beautiful. Have a great week ahead.

Tanya Breese said...

Oh that's funny, today my entry is from a museum too! Beautiful photos and Happy Anniversary!

Carletta said...

These are wonderful treasures.
That first painting is beautiful!
Hope you enjoy many more visits there.

Leovi said...

Yes, my favorite is the first picture with these beautiful flowers.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I should go to museums.... I like the art you have here on this post

juanna/sweden said...

Beautiful art always pleases the eye.
Thanks for your comment!

Ralph said...

The paintings seem to be impressionist, the ceramics looking so frail, yet so strong in their beauty. Museums so often give us a glimpse of the past and far away places. Maybe we can learn a few new things of the past...Nicely captured!

Charlene: the Polarblogger said...

These are indeed interesting collections. Yes, that first painting is such a beauty.

Gemma Wiseman said...

How wonderful that you were able to take photos of the artworks! What a wonderful opportunity! And these are brilliant [pieces! Fascinating to see art from other worlds!

January said...

definitely beautiful!

Visiting from MYM
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eden said...

They very pretty!

Thanks for the visit.

Maria @ LSS said...

Beautiful works of art! Happy RT!

Mine's here.

lina@women said...

Fabulous art works!
Thanks for the comforting words, Kim. I'm fine now.

Leah H. said...

Beautiful arts..

Visiting for MYM! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)

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☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

They do have amazing display and colorful arts. i love it.

Lainy said...

Spectacular work of art!

Leah H. said...

Lovely arts and well done!

Visiting for RT 2 ! Here's my share- hope you can visit:)

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Lesa said...

Gorgeous art! Yes, I'm a touchy feely girl too and almost get in trouble every time I go to a museum.

Thanks for the visit!