Monday, July 31, 2017

Monday, July 31st

Saturday we were finally able to go to a museum! It was my turn and I chose the Museum of Russian Impressionism.  I was surprised by the building and would have expected it to house the Museum of Modern Art. 

Instead, this is what the Museum of Modern Art looks like:

Walking into the MRI was wonderful and the first thing that is seen is a multimedia screen in which each panel changes its scene every few seconds.  Lots of different colors and feelings that are evoked. Here's just one of them: 

The rest of the paintings were so wonderful I HAD to buy the catalog! I have been going to Park City to see the Russian Impressionism in the art galleries there and to the Springville Art Museum Russian collection for years, taking friends and family and whoever would indulge my interest.  So it is wonderful to be here and to see it at the source.  Here are some of the paintings in the MRI:

And my two favorites, surprisingly by two different artists:

Lilacs in bloom are sold by the Metro by old woman all summer here.  They are grown around many apartment complexes and in the woods.  They are definitely the flower of Russia, at least as far as we can tell.  In our old house in the cul-de-sac, we had about 100 feet of lilacs in the backyard.  Every spring when they bloomed it was like a perfume festival! We have missed them ever since we moved to 495.  We will have to plant some when we get home!

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