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Thursday
Mar012012

Gauguin at the Seattle Art Museum

image via SAM

Grace and I took advantage of Free First Thursday at the Seattle Art Museum today, to go see the Gauguin Art of Polynesia exhibit.  General admission to the museum was free and entry to the special Gauguin exhibit was discounted to $12 (from $25) today.  The exhibit will be in Seattle until the end of April- so there's still one more chance to take advantage of this special deal,  on April 5th.  Grace was free today, because she's twelve.  We only have a few more days left to take advantage of that.  My girl is almost a teen!

Naturally, being almost free, it was quite crowded while we were there.  I had the right person with me though.  Grace and I get along just fine in big crowds.  I do believe that my daughter is my very favorite person to visit museums with.  She loves art, she takes her time, and she makes me laugh with her funny comments.  Neither one of us take art too seriously.   We both enjoyed this exhibit.  It was an especially sweet treat to be looking at the vibrant colors of Gauguin's island paintings on such a typical gray, cold Seattle day.

Photos weren't allowed in the Gauguin exhibit but they were in the other parts of the museum.  Here's a few of my favorites....

After we visited the museum, we wandered around the city a bit and looked at a bit more art...

Louis Vuitton window art

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Reader Comments (7)

Photos aren't allowed but you guys could try to sketch them. No?

March 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

Michelle- spoken like a true homeschooler ; ) We should have done that!

March 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

Lol, we used to sketch in the art gallery. We were good homeschoolers ... once upon a time ;-)

I'm amazed that you have to pay to get into your art gallery. Ours is free, although special exhibits sometimes cost. It looks like you had a good time.

March 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

I am so happy you both enjoyed this today. My mother introduced me to the joys of the masters and wonderful paintings. This has stayed with me my entire life. When possible, I will visit a gallery when out of town. I am sure Grace will enjoy art for many years to come. And these pictures have not been under one roof since they were painted, making this showing very special.

March 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRick

My reaction to this post is pure joy and pleasure, reading what you have said about Grace. Art is all fine and good, but the relationship between a mother and her daughter is the real treasure, the real beauty. This is your work, Dawn - no one will put it in a museum, but certainly, the people who become aware of Grace's presence, and the depth of her character - the blessing we will bring to you forever - a masterwork that Gauguin could only dream of achieving.

March 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

I'm sure it was a great day. How I wish we could have museums like that not too far away from home!
Have a beautiful new week, ciao
S.

March 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSybille

Thank you everyone. Your kind words mean so much to me.

March 4, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

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