Long Weekend in Dallas

Whew! We just got home from 3 nights and 4 days in Dallas. Seems we doged the snow storm here in Tulsa. It was weird to come home to melting snow everywhere!

I had to attend a conference in Richardson, so J came along for the fun. Today, we checked out of the hotel and headed to the Dallas Museum of Art for the King Tut exhibit. It was amazing! I had to keep reminding myself that these were acutal relics and not replicas. The detail that still remains on 5,000 year old pieces is mind boggling. We made it through the exhibit in about 90 minutes and decided to check out the other galleries, where we came across this amazing painting:

It's hard to see it this small, but it is called Abundance of Nature and was painted in 1897 by Belgin artist .Léon Frédéric. This painting pictures an earth mother bursting with life and fertility, surrounded by children, flowers, and fruits. It's oil on canvas and very detailed close-up. I have already Googled to see if I could find a giclee or print and no dice. It's a gorgeous piece! If you're ever in Dallas I recommend stopping by the Museum of Art to see it.

After the visiting the museum, we ended up in the West End district for lunch. We happened by this awesome candy shop called Kokopelli Chocolate. We got the best fleur de sel caramel tuffles, a huge, gourmet peanut butter cup and almond toffee. YUMMY! Not exactly on my diet, but oh so good. Back on the wagon tomorrow...


Lisa in Oz said...

Love the painting! Did you try contacting the Museum to see if they sell prints/posters of it? Even if they don't, then they'll know there is demand and they might start!

jshay778 said...

It sounds like you had fun! I love museums. They have so many neat things.