While I’m on the art museum bus here, how about some pictures from the Frist? The Frist Center for the Visual Arts is in Nashville, TN.
They too, like most art galleries, are pretty snotty about patrons not taking pictures there. They have a LOT of guards to make sure you don’t touch the art, breathe on the art, steal the art, or for the love of all that is holy, take pictures of the art. They are actually so hyped up about it that they don’t want you taking pictures of ANYTHING in the galleries at all, even the floor.
The building used to be a post office. The floors were really solidly made. These are large cubes of wood, cut end on, and mounted to the floor. That is some smart planning, there. It will last forever.
But the guard lost her mind when she saw me taking this picture.
So then I had to make sure I took more. Because I wasn’t taking a picture of the art. I was taking a picture of the floor. If I’m going to be chided for something, it had better be for actually doing something worth being chided over.
I had to be careful how I took pictures. I had to be stealthy. So many guards. But with a smart phone you can hold it so it looks like you are texting. I don’t even remember why I took this. It reminds me of something. It was over a year ago that I took this picture, so I don’t remember. But I still like it.
It kind of reminds me of “The Village” in the original version of “The Prisoner” with Patrick McGoohan.
This is my favorite thing from the “Fairy Tales, Monsters, and the Genetic Imagination” show (2/2012 start). This is Red Riding Hood. She has slain the wolf who ate her. She has risen forth from its belly. So powerful! This was around a corner, kind of hidden from view. It is cast bronze, life size.
This is a tiny bit from Tracey Snelling’s “Woman on the Run” series (9/2011 start). This is a tiny door in a tiny wall. She made an exhibition that made it feel like you were a wanted woman. There was even an old hotel room, about half size, that you could walk in. I was really surprised the guard let us do that. I asked.
It was a really atmospheric and enveloping show.
I think this is from the “A Divine Light” show (9/2011 start) – Northern Renaissance paintings. I love the tiny portrait of Jesus in the old frame. The frame looks like it is from the True Cross, you know.
This is from the “Egypt and the Creation of Desire” and/or the “To Live Forever” show (10/2011 start).
In the gift shop. Some photos of postcards of art that replicates real things in totally not usable ways. I’m missing the point here. Why waste all that time making a watering can out of jade, that can’t even be used to water flowers?