For Tyler’s 29th birthday, we went down to Atlanta and had ourselves a time. From staying in a swank ass room at the Hyatt and watching Star Wars movies in style to feasting at Medieval Times, it was a wonderful getaway, and hopefully a marvelous birthday! I think he really enjoyed his special day, and that’s all I could ask for!
On his actual birthday, we went to the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, which was a first for us both. UGH. HELLO, NEW FAVORITE PLACE. I was overcome!
I took a bunch of pictures of some of my favorite things that I saw at the museum – let me know what your favorite is in the comments! And sorry if I get an artist name or the title of a piece of art wrong, I’m just one gal!
29 means you are never too old to go down the slides!
Officially ready to get our nerd on!
Beautiful construction and layout – the whole museum is so clean and quiet and well-organized. HIGHly recommended.
Artwork by Daniel Arsham, who had his own exhibit in one of the museum’s buildings. The hourglasses (which have to be rotated every hour), quote “enact the simaltaneous and opposing process of excavation and burial.”
More by Daniel Arsham.
This was probably ONE of my favorites. Arsham’s Hourglass: “This exhibition continues artist Daniel Arsham’s (American, born 1980) ongoing project Fictional Archaeologies, in which he creates replicas of everyday objects—such as basketballs and cameras—in precious and semi-precious stones. The objects become fossils, remnants of our present seen through the eyes of a future researcher.”
Are you living for it or what? Walking into that room was wildly beautiful and wholly consuming. I loved it.
Here is another favorite. “Naked Self-Portrait with Esme and Her Arm Raised” by Chantal Joffe.
“Mouth #15” by Tom Wesselmann aka my whole entire world in one place. That lipstick tho!
“Number 1-81” by Morris Louis.
“Sagittarius” by Helen Frankenthaler.
“Green Chicken” by Jaime Hayon
Deborah Butterfield “Untitled #3-85”
“Mattie in the Morning Glories” by Mattie Lou O’Kelley
“Church Revival” by Carlton Garrett
“The Angel of the Lord”, Howard Finster
“Elvis in Army Uniform”, Howard Finster
Here it is.
“You Can’t Lay Down your Memory” by Tejo Remy.
Chills. Says so much, doesn’t it?
“Purissima” by Joseph Stella
“Air, Light, and Wave” by Arthur Bowen Davies.
Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother”. This was a pretty magically big deal.
Part of a sizable Ansel Adams collection.
Bror Julius Olsson, “The Red Cactus”
I got to see lovely vagina paintings in person! A real life Georgia O’Keeffe! This was so stunning in person that I bought a postcard print of it. “Red Canna”.
“Below the Flood Gates – Huntington Harbor” by Arthur Dove
Another O’Keeffe! How freaking lucky. This is “Lake George, Autumn, 1927”.
Didn’t get the artist name here, but I love how the one solitary rose says so much and makes you wonder what could possibly happen next.
“There’s a Man Going Round Taking Names” by Lamar Baker
Ohhh, if I had had money.
“Tiovivo: Whimsical Sculptures” by Jaime Hayon.
And that’s all, folks! Hope you enjoyed getting high with me!