Old/New, Out/In: North Carolina Museum of Art by da-AL

North Carolina is far more than pine trees and the ‘pottery capital of the world.’ Noteworthy art fills the North Carolina Museum of Art’s two buildings — as well as its outdoors.

Khashayar with Awilda and Irma, 2014, by Jaume Plensa.
Intriguing from all angles, Khashayar with Awilda and Irma, 2014, by Jaume Plensa.

Over the single week that my husband and I visited a dear friend in North Carolina, we gravitated back to the fascinating museum. There was so much to see that we went back one, two, three, four days (plus we had fun here) and now…

Madonna and Child Sheltering Supplicants under her Cloak, 1470, by Peter Koellin.
Madonna and Child Sheltering Supplicants under her Cloak, 1470, by Peter Koellin.

 

Tippy Toes, 2007, by Alison Saar.
Tippy Toes, 2007, by Alison Saar.

 

Portrait of Madame X Dressed for the Matinée, 1877-1878, by Mary Stevenson Cassatt.
Portrait of Madame X Dressed for the Matinée, 1877-1878, by Mary Stevenson Cassatt.

 

Portrait of a Lady, circa 1610, British School.
Portrait of a Lady, circa 1610, British School.

 

The Kiss, modeled 1881-1882, cast at a later date, by Auguste Rodin.
The Kiss, modeled 1881-1882, cast at a later date, by Auguste Rodin.

When is the last time you took the time to admire a great work of art?…

 

39 thoughts on “Old/New, Out/In: North Carolina Museum of Art by da-AL

  1. Thank you for the multiple posts about the North Carolina Museum of Art. So interesting to see women defined by their clothes, their personae peeking out from petticoats, hoods, and collars. Alison Saar’s sculpture is particularly revealing, and I apologize for the unavoidable pun.

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  2. I am a huge museum-lover, and yet don’t go as often as I’d like. But my favorites are the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. But I also love the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco and the …. well, I could go on and on. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (and the art museum in Philadelphia) caught my attention in my youth and my love of art grew from there. I enjoyed the photos of the art work in North Caroline you show here. Thank you! I’ve never spent time in North Carolina, but would like to. My favorite here? Probably Madame X. 🙂

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  3. I’m not sure if it can be the same one (surely not, unless it really was shipped here in the UK) but we had the ‘The Kiss’ sculpture in our local (large town, not a big city) museum the other year for a few weeks.
    Lots of fascinating things, I love museums and art with such variety 🙂
    xx

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  4. A lovely post and thank you for sharing some of the many masterpieces of the museum. It is easy to get museum fatigue and a great idea to return over the course of a few days! The Kiss is immediately striking and I loved the paintings and the Tippity Toe statue. I recently visited the Gainsborough Museum which is where he lived in a local town nearby … the atmosphere alone is amazing and so special to see his artwork in this old house!

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  5. Hello da-AL,

    It’s Dan Zeorlin (of MLBerg’s Caregiver Manuals for Men). We exchanged information several years ago. Anyway I attempted to secure funding for enabling my continuation of the work (advocating for the support of male caregivers) but have not found it to date. Coincidentally I am now unemployed and looking for a bottler position in an olive factory or for an industry where I can fill a “silverware-stacker” role. I’m an engineer but when I can’t pursue my passion for empowering caregivers I still need to focus on earning a living.

    Why am I writing this to you? It is because you struck me as an advocate for women’s rights and (believe it or not) I feel that “support for men becoming better caregivers” is a right that every woman deserves. So lets pick your brain (or not) to identify opportunities to serve both.

    Thank you for remembering me.

    Dan

    On Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 11:25 AM Happiness Between Tails by da-AL wrote:

    > da-AL posted: “North Carolina is far more than pine trees and the ‘pottery > capital of the world.’ Noteworthy art fills the North Carolina Museum of > Art’s two buildings — as well as its outdoors. Over the single week that my > husband and I visited a dear friend in ” >

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  6. I like this place a lot. Although I do not visit the place often but every time I was there I was already found new things. I am not sure they still are doing this or not, I used to watch opera rehearsal session during a weekend afternoon at their amphitheater. You just go and sit down and watch their practicing.

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