Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 63: Visit to Crocker with Mom

Mom is visiting for a long weekend, and today we headed off to the Crocker Art Museum to see one of the current exhibitions, "Workt By Hand:" Hidden Labor & Historical Quilts.  When I saw in the Crocker member newsletter earlier this year that this exhibit would be opening in late May, I figured it would be a perfect Mom activity, since she's a quilter and can appreciate the different patterns, artistry, and immense skill and talent that went into creating these beautiful pieces.

We also had lunch at the Crocker Cafe, sharing a turkey panini with a side salad and enjoying the lovely expanse of the Friedman Court that looks out onto the large plaza between the original historic building and the modern new wing, which was completed in 2010.  The juxtaposition of these structures presents a beautiful contrast that honors the original building and yet introduces an updated aesthetic that complements the older style: 

Mr. E and I became members of the Crocker a few months before the new building opened, and we've really enjoyed having easy access to the museum and supporting such a wonderful cultural amenity in our adopted home city. 


Post a Comment

<< Home