This past Friday we visited the St. Louis Art Museum. We attended he exhibit, Millet and Modern Art: From Van Gough to Dali through Labor Day.
I have been a fan of Van Gogh for many years. When we were in Paris in 2012 we visited the Musee d’Orsay and there was an entire large room, packed with people, that had nothing but Van Gogh paintings.
Ron and Ira Kaye were accompanying MJ and I…and their presence made the day 10 times more enjoyable! I was impressed with the thought and planning that the Art Museum had put into social distancing and face masks. We arrived about 20 minutes early and the staff had large umbrellas for our group to shield us from the sun’s rays. We were in the first group of the day which was for seniors…but they looked young to me!
After our tour we shopped in the Museum’s Gift Store. Once again they were serious regarding social distancing. MJ purchased a Frida Kahlo face mask. I saw a Starry Night face mask…but suspected that it would not fit my face. When we arrived home I tried MJ’s on and discovered that it fit me perfectly and was extremely comfortable. I ordered 2 and MJ order 1 of the Starry Night masks.
We enjoyed a wonderful lunch and Bella Milano at O’Fallon. The food is superb and the service is first rate!
The exhibit concluded with three works by Salvador Dali.
Art brings me a lot of comfort in our troubled times. When I reflect on the struggles of those who came before me…I am humbled…
Then, of course, we must have one more…Starry Night…