Here is Day 22 for Becky’s Squares Challenge:
Have you ever heard of the Wolfsonian Art Museum in South Florida? This is an eclectic museum in the historic art deco district in South Beach (more info below).
In front of the The Wolfsonian museum, there is a long booth with this optical illusion:
Today’s Blog Reflection: A little essence from the author Ernest Hemingway.
Here is an excerpt I shared on a past post – it is from Hemingway’s book, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), which was inspired by the true experience of young American fighting in the Spanish Civil War.
“How little we know of what there is to know. I wish that I were going to live a long time instead of going to die today because I have learned much about life in these four days; more, I think than in all other time. I’d like to be an old man to really know. I wonder if you keep on learning or if there is only a certain amount each man can understand. I thought I knew so many things that I know nothing of. I wish there was more time.”
The full version of today’s square photo shows the street:
The Wolfsonian Museum is closed but reopening plans are in the works (slow and steady now – the world is reopening people – and there is more time, yes, hallelujah, there is more time to enjoy these gifts of art!)
Next time you are exploring Florida – you might want to check out South Beach’s historic Art Deco district – and one of the stops can be The Wolfsonian Art Museum because “reopening plans are underway” – which is good news.
Here is some Wolfsonian Museum info:
“With more than 200,000 objects, our collection contains a vast universe of ideas: household appliances that sped the pace of work; designs that bridged cultures; architectural plans fueled by ambition; and propaganda that helped turn the tides of war. Our core focus is material from Europe and the United States, extending to regions of Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Mitchell “Micky” Wolfson, Jr. (b. 1939, Miami), fascinated by the active role design plays in shaping human experiences, perceptions, and attitudes, established The Wolfsonian in the spirit of his international upbringing and varied collecting taste. An author, philanthropist, and former diplomat, Wolfson is also the founder of our sister museum in Genoa, Italy: The Wolfsoniana.”
How can we “not” end with Kenny Chesney’s (2010) Hemingway’s Whiskey (original song by Guy Clark).
Care to join in with the Life of B’s squares this month?
Here is some info:
- The theme is KIND
- Take a square photograph and pingback (link) to one of the daily squares post on Becky’s blog (here)
- Visit others and check out the square galleries