standing in a rainbow…

On my recent girls day outing to the Museum of Fine Arts I had the experience of a lifetime.  The art exhibit was the work of Carlos Cruz-Diez.  It is hard to categorize his work.  It is an incredible combination of color, light and architecture.   However, the exhibit was a bit of an assault on my eyes. 

The exhibit was intriguing and meant to be experienced at different angles taking in the light and texture of each piece.  Some pieces just called you to come closer, beckoned you to step in another few inches, even to reach out and to…but the museum guards were ever so protective…..excuse me ma’am would you mind stepping back….you must stay back at least 2′, reminding me over and over again, do not touch…. I understand they were only doing their job but it was annoying to say the least. 

 At the end of the exhibit was a white room filled with flourescent lights.  Depending on where you stood in the room determined the colors you would experience.  I found the room incredibly soothing, which was not the case for everyone who entered.  Then it occurred to me that this is what standing in the middle of a rainbow would be like. 

At the museum photographing the exhibits is off-limits, however I could not resist.  I just knew this was a once in a lifetime experience.  So I did what I had to do.  I pulled out my handy little iPhone and snapped a  couple of pics.  Yes, I was reprimanded.  But I explained that it was so beautiful I couldn’t help myself.  “It’s like standing in a rainbow!” 

I hope you enJOY the experience! 

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17 responses to “standing in a rainbow…

  1. THAT IS COOL! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. That was lovely! How could you NOT go in there and try to get at least one pic. I bet it was really neat!

  3. Very cool! Easy to see why you couldn’t resist snapping a few pics. Thanks, Jeanne.

  4. Tyra

    The photos are so beautiful!!! I was wanting to see more!! Thanks for sharing the experience!!

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  6. I react similarly when the spirit moves me. When I visited a cemetery in Los Angeles famed for its celebrity burial sites, I couldn’t resist stepping behind the rope which prohibted entry, to view the plaques on the wall where Carole Lombard and Clark Gable’s bodies were interred. Wish I’d taken a couple of pics, but I was fearful the guards might appear from nowhere and drag me out by the collar. I think I’d have been fine, but my husband who was with me, might have been mortified.

    you and i have a little streak of mischievousness, i think…hugmamma. 😉

    • A little mischief is good for the soul…don’t you agree. BTW, our husbands sound like they have a little in common as well.

      • Aren’t we lucky we’ve got great hubbies? I don’t think I appreciated mine 40 years ago, as much as I do now. Aging mellows one’s soul for the better. What mattered when I was in my 20s, seems so inconsequential in my 60s. Although I sure wouldn’t mind if I had the get-up-and-go I had back then. Now I can barely get to and from, without a lot of creaking in my bones. ha, ha. 😉 Just wondering, is lavender your favorite color? Love the shade of your blog’s background. 🙂 Makes me think of spring.

        hugs for birds chirping and flowers blooming…enJOY…hugmamma. 🙂

      • Oh! By the way, you’re right. Mischievousness is what makes life unexpected. I love to keep things asymmetrical. ha, ha. I don’t like things too balanced. Too boring, I think, for me anyway.

        hugs…hugmamma. 😉

  7. The art exhibit photo is beautiful in its colors. I like your blog. I will return to read more about you, your stories, and photos. I love going to the Museum of Fine Arts, inspires much for visioning in our thoughts and our life.

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