Outspoken and Ancient Art in North Carolina by da-AL

Brash and outspoken, traditional and gorgeous, if you love great art, North Carolina is happiness. This and this post, as well as this one and this one, introduced how much I love the North Carolina Museum of Art. (This one tells of NC’s amazing Chinese Lantern Festival.)That was in only one of their two buildings…

A second one houses a collection that dates as far back as Egyptian mummies…

Ancient art at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Ancient Egyptian art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

 

Ancient art at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
Woman in the middle ancient Roman art at North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

… and as recent as works by the artists commissioned to paint official portraits of former U.S. President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama…

Judith and Holofernes, 2012, by Kehinde Wiley
Judith and Holofernes, 2012, by Kehinde Wiley. Here’s his website.

 

Miss Everything (Unsuppressed Deliverance), 2013, by Amy Sherald
Miss Everything (Unsuppressed Deliverance), 2013, by Amy Sherald. Here’s her site.

 

Semi-Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery, 2005 by Karen LaMonte
Semi-Reclining Dress Impression with Drapery, 2005 by Karen LaMonte. Here’s her site.

 

A 2012 version of sculptor/dancer/performance artist Nick Cave's Soundsuits -- they disguise and protect wearers from bigotry, violence, hate...
A 2012 version of sculptor/dancer/performance artist Nick Cave’s Soundsuits — they disguise and protect wearers from bigotry, violence, hate… Here’s his site.

What’s your favorite art museum?…

28 thoughts on “Outspoken and Ancient Art in North Carolina by da-AL

  1. Image Earth Travel February 18, 2019 / 1:43 am

    How beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

    Brought back memories of King Tut, when I was in Egypt back in 1985 – thank you. 🙂

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  2. Sharon Bonin-Pratt February 17, 2019 / 5:40 pm

    I just spent the last 30 minutes transfixed by the world and work of Karen LaMonte,, via the link you provided. Her work is not only gorgeous, it’s imbued by her sense of history and culture. What talent this woman has. I’ll look to see if there is a LaMonte exhibit near me.

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  3. Sharon Bonin-Pratt February 17, 2019 / 5:19 pm

    What a progressive museum to offer such variety about the human experience. Art not only reflects the vision of the artist, it also tells of the time period in which it was created. Each artwork offers history, intrigue, and discussion opportunities. Is Karen LaMonte’s Dress as soft and silky as it looks? The hint of the person who wore it – maybe the viewer! No wonder you love this museum, Daal.

    Happy Persian New Year to you and your hubby. Hope you’re celebrating with fun, food, family, friends – all the wonderful “F” words!!!!

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    • da-AL February 18, 2019 / 2:55 pm

      lolol – & wonderful ‘f’ words to you too, dear. the dress is made of glass – really beautiful!

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  4. DutchIl February 17, 2019 / 8:38 am

    I don’t have a favorite.. musem’s are a lot like people.. each one is different in its own way, each one is wonderful in its own way, each one is a new adventure and learning… 🙂

    “I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief” Gerry Spence

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    • da-AL February 18, 2019 / 2:53 pm

      very true, Dutch 🙂

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      • Looking for the Light February 16, 2019 / 5:43 pm

        I don’t think anything will top the Hermitage, my mission is to see all I can at home or traveling. Having a chronic illness has slowed travel to nothing. I’m hopeful. What is your favorite?

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        • da-AL February 18, 2019 / 2:53 pm

          While I love huge amazing ones like the Louvre, I’m partial to one that feels ‘mine’ – a lovely little one called Museum of Latin American Art. Tx for asking, dear ❤

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          • Looking for the Light February 19, 2019 / 12:14 pm

            If you make it to Fort Worth Texas, a western suburb of Dallas, visit the Kimball Museum of Art. It’s my little home museaum. They have great donors and and are able to purchase so many greats. You might want to check them out.

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  5. roijoyeux February 16, 2019 / 9:10 am

    great art indeed !! … I guess my favorite art museum is the Louvre in Paris, I remember my first visit there was with my mom and my brother when I was 9 and I was very impressed with the Winged Victory of Samothrace and the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci

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  6. Stella, oh, Stella February 16, 2019 / 7:33 am

    Thanks for showing us again some splendid samples of art from the North Carolina museum! Best regards from Denmark … spring is coming!

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    • da-AL February 16, 2019 / 3:00 pm

      & first day is also Persian New Year – given that my husband if from Iran, I get a second chance to start anew 🙂

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  7. neha98blog February 16, 2019 / 4:15 am

    Art enables us to find ourselves and this picture is the very proof it.Thanks for sharing!

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