|Adventures in Boston
||[May. 26th, 2011|12:40 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
Wednesday evening, muffyjo and I drove into Boston, parked under the Common, and hiked up Beacon Hill to the Athenaeum to see their Edward Gorey exhibit, Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey. The main exhibit took up one large room, but there were a few things before you went into the main hall, a smaller hall after it, and one display case in a tiny room beyond the smaller hall.
The show is only open til June 4th if you were hoping to see it & they're closed Saturday, May 28th until Monday, May 30th, reopening on Tuesday, May 31st.
It is pretty amazing to see, up close and personal, the detail of his line work. The man is a pen and ink MASTER and while I've always loved his art, seeing originals made me appreciate it more.
On our way there, we noticed some sort of exhibition made up of a LOT of little American flags, but we had a deadline. But, on our way back, we stopped and both took some pictures. Turns out that it's a Memorial Day memorial.
We talked with the Police officer guarding it after sunset & he informed us that he'd talked with the exhibit creators himself and they didn't have any particular shape in mind. Even though it kinda looks like an arrow. Or the state of Texas.
Then we had dinner at Rockbottom, which apparently no longer brews its own beer. Not that we cared, we were just looking for simple, relatively non-greasy food and it was tasty enough. Got cold fast, though.
All in all, an excellent adventure.