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    Saturday
    Jun122010

    Museum Wanderings

    "A sentence should contain no unnecessary words,
    a paragraph no unnecessary sentences,
    for the same reason that a drawing
    should have no unnecessary lines
    and a machine no unnecessary parts."
    ~William Strunk, Jr.

    my younger daughter's note reads,"they look like stripes of chocklet"

    The girls and I visited the beautiful Dallas Museum of Art, where we wandered amidst the paintings and sculptures and wound up in the hands-on material bar. At the bar, rather than singapore slings, a random selection of materials to create sculptures. Tape, hole punches, corrugated cardboard, squares of canvas, raffia, paper, etc. The limited array of options forced us to use our imaginations! There was a wall of materials where you add sticky notes with your thoughts, white materials on spools to add to the weaving-in-process, textured tables to create rubbings, and lovely natural light.

    Tell me about your field trips this week!

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    Reader Comments (4)

    Sounds like my kind of DAY TRIP! What a great place to spend with your daughters. Love the pics, too :D

    06.12.2010 | Unregistered CommenterEden

    Looks like a great Museum and the Hands on Bar sounds wonderful.
    Guess our best Field trip was to a local Art Shop . . . .looking for Sumi brushes
    School is not out up here until 6/24 so field trips are on hold until then. . . . but several to area Natural places are on the Docket and a hike up MT. Marcy NY's tallest peak. Also to go see 6x6 x5000 an area art exhibit/sale of 6x6 art work. Lots of studying right now!!! NY Regents are tough tests!

    06.12.2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

    What is the 3rd one down, that looks kind of like filmstrips?

    06.12.2010 | Unregistered CommenterJane

    Eden, We had a lovely day, indeed.

    Carol, In DFW, kids start back mid- August. Insane. We always started just after Labor Day!

    Jane, Those are mini collages created in some sort of workshop, I think, and they are sewn into strips of gauzy fabric. It was difficult to capture but they were really cool.

    Tammy

    06.12.2010 | Registered Commentergypsy

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