Dailies - January 3, 2011

I had a rare day off all to myself and decided I should go check out the Picasso exhibit at the Seattle Art Museum before it closes on January 17th.  I had been warned about lines and crowds so I went early, about 15 minutes before the museum opened.  There was already a small line formed that quickly snaked around the corner.  It was freezing cold out there but the sun was shining bright – a rarity in Seattle in January!  The exhibit itself was wonderful – the crowd was manageable and the paintings were well laid out and amazing as expected.  The surprise was seeing Picasso’s sculptures … I have seen them before and I’m not sure if it was just the way the museum  displayed the sculptures or what but they were stunning. 

After browsing the show for a bit, I walked through the rest of the museum as well – I actually think this was the first time I’ve been to the museum since they re-designed it!  I was happily surprised by the amount of contemporary art that was in the museum – there were some really stunning pieces in there and I was really impressed with how well laid out it was. 

I was also happily surprised to see some photography in there - -and photographs made with a Diana camera no less!  I was obsessed with the Diana for several years (an obsession that has since been overtaken by my iPhone camera to tell you the truth).

Anyway, here are a few snaps from the show and the day walking around downtown in the beautiful sunshine!