Art museum day

The Agnes Martin galleries at DIA:Beacon are very good, but I’d like to see more than the 20 paintings they have there.  And I’m sorry to say that none of the iphone photos I took when no one was looking were any good. Martin’s work doesn’t really reproduce well, even with better equipment.  It has to be seen in person.  But I was pleased to find in the museum shop, on the cover of an old exhibition catalog, these words of hers:

The silence on the floor of
my house
is all the questions and all
the answers that have
been known in the world
The sentimental furniture
threatens the peace
The reflection of a sunset
speaks loudly of days

Also at DIA:Beacon is an amazing set of massive Richard Serra steel sculptures that you can walk inside of.  He’s done others like this that can be found elsewhere, but these are the ones I know and love.  If you get a chance, go see them.  (There’s a train up from Grand Central in NYC.)

serra in sun

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