|Monet to Matisse Exhibit|
I took my daughter, Tessa and her two best friends to the Cleveland Art
|Atrium connecting the old building with the new|
The museum has recently finished a multi-million dollar renovation and its stunning!! Not only is there more exhibit space, new gift shop and restaurant but there is gorgeous atrium. Now if you didn't know, the museum is completely free to the public (as set forth by its founding endowment) and it has about 600,000 visitors a year! Its collection is over 45,000 pieces with works from all the greats represented.
|Statues in the Glass Room|
Still the rest of the collection kept us busy most of the afternoon and was a literal feast for the eyes. Not to mention, we followed with a late lunch at my favorite Asian restaurant, Siam Cafe. You'd have to see the menu - a literal book. It features Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese specialities. The girls played it safe with a heaping dishes of Pad Thai, but I had a seafood curry that featured eggplant mussels, shrimp and octopus! It was heaven!
|Degas and Morisot|
I think I wore out the girls since they slept all the way home.
(See nothing has changed much in 18 years) I think I had as much fun watching the wonder and joy in their eyes as they saw the work for the first time. They all agreed that this will not be the last visit to the museum.
All in All - spending Tessa's 18th birthday taking in beauty, art and culture was one of my better ideas.
|Tessa and Tiffany!|
So what have been up to creatively?