DMA via iPhone...

I mentioned in my last post that Matt and I recently went to the Dallas Museum of Art. Since I love museums, this place is heaven to me. Being surrounded by so much artistic history always makes me feel profoundly small, in the best possible way. Unfortunately, museums aren't good camera-fodder because they disallow flash and don't allow patrons to photograph guest/loaned exhibits. So all of the beautiful Greek & Roman masterpieces will have to live in my memory (and in the $45 book I bought in the gift store).

I was allowed to take pictures with my phone in the permanent exhibits, but didn't get many because my phone's battery couldn't take it. Siri's navigation is fantastic, but she's a serious power hog, too! So I only got a few snaps, but I wanted to share a few of my favorites. Forgive my crooked photography, I never can tell if my pictures are straight.

I loved the modern art exhibit, though Matt wasn't all that impressed and was anxious to see the classical European pieces. I thought this exhibit of vintage gadgets was particularly fun...



My pictures do it absolutely zero justice. Especially that Electrolux in the top of the second shot. So neat! I also really liked the way this statue from New Guinea photographed. He looks like he has wings...


I stood for a long time and looked at this little owl mouth mask, also from New Guinea, while Mat was taken with this backgammon board  in the Indonesian/Asian exhibit...



How cute is he?! I'm sure he wasn't meant to be cute, but he still manages it remarkably. Then there was this nymph statue Matt insisted I photograph...


She's from India, 11th century. I'll spare you what he actually said when he saw her, but lets just say he thinks they foresaw plastic surgery centuries before it was actually invented. Awesome to see him appreciating art.

This guy was more my speed...


I had mentioned that we didn't stay and see the whole place, but before we left, Matt got to see his classical European masterpieces. This one was my favorite...


There's that crooked photo I was talking about. Both of the shots I got of this one (The Abduction of Europa) were off kilter. I need to work on that. Anyway, the next time we go, I'm going to insist on seeing the sculpture garden. I can't wait to go back soon and I'm pretty sure Matt's looking forward to it, too. I hope the Loren Mozley exhibit is still there. I loved his pieces!

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