Friday Night at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (LA Photo Challenge, 24Sept2022)


Donna hosts the Lens-Artist challenge this week. The theme is over the hill. She gave many ideas to interpret the theme and I am sharing some images from Friday night at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

We are well OVER THE HILL of the pandemic – gathering again (without masks) and it was nice to see a crowd. 

Above – Lady with colored hair (to match her skirt) and up, over the hill, to her left are all the people.

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Below- Different angle of Lady with colored hair

Once you climb the hill, you see the sculptures. 

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Things are looking up!

Above: Family-friendly place….

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 Below: Hubs and I near the Chihuly Reeds. 

We went to see the Sherpa exhibit and they gave out free books right at the time we were there. I am going to give my book to our neighbor (because the Sherpa art was good, but the content was not to our liking).

These next images (below) are from the Tsherin Sherpa exhibit. 

Sherpa is a Nepalese-born Tibetan American artist and the exhibition had 36 of his paintings and sculptures. 

I like the mood and shadows of the patrons viewing the art. 

The Sherpa art exhibit also fits the “over-the-hill” theme  – because the museum brochure noted that this was Sherpa’s “middle-career” exhibit:

“This focused mid-career retrospective is the global artist’s first solo museum exhibition.”

So mid-career is close to over the hill, right?

 

We didn’t care for Sherpa’s art content, but the Wishing Well sculpture (below) was our favorite piece at the exhibit. 

In other parts of the museum, we also found a nice groove


This last photo was down below, once you get back over the hill, and I like the silhouette of the circle art on the right and the man to the left – and then the window lines and chair shapes. 

Thanks for checking out this post.

Have you been to any art museums lately?

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51 thoughts on “Friday Night at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (LA Photo Challenge, 24Sept2022)

  1. Well you gave us literal and figurative with this one Yvette – well done! Wasn’t especially fond of the featured artist either but the museum looks great!

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  2. Definitely outside the box. Live it. Great interpretation. The grassy field looking up at the people-creative. My favorite photo was of the sculpture looking skyward. Ups and downs at the museum and the “groove” inside.

    Thanks for the thoughtful interpretation , Yvette.

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    1. thanks for your reply and for this “Ups and downs at the museum and the “groove” inside”
      because that is exactly what I was trying to depict
      have a nice day

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    1. Thanks for your comment – and pretty soon those outdoor photos will be part of history because this museum, which is the premier museum for the state of Virginia – will soon be doing an expansion and it will partly cut into this outdoor area – but looks like a wonderful upgrade – I actually had the honor to be part of one of the focus groups they put together for feedback – it was super fun!

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      1. I’m glad you participated in the focus group and you got to enjoy it before the expansion. Always sad to see something change, but I’m sure the upgrades will be fabulous. I hope you get to visit again before the construction.

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    1. Hi – this one is in Richmond Virginia and I learned in the recent focus group that this museum
      Is the top feature museum in the entire state and so I am sure that adds to why it is so robust
      Open 365 days a year
      200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
      Richmond, Virginia, 23220

      https://vmfa.museum/visit/

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  3. It’s been eons since I was at an art museum Yvette, but I am enjoying the ones you feature in your blog posts vicariously. I always like seeing the Chihuly Reeds when you visit this museum – very pretty

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    1. Ah Linda – you know me so well! I try to always get a photo of the Reeds – and so thanks for noticing my theme with them
      And you might not get to art museums but you do find awesome culture spots like the FORD house and gardens – oh so wonderful

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      1. Yvette – I was walking today and remembered I saw your comment above and never responded to it. I remember the Reeds – I like the idea of outdoor art a and that’s a great picture of the two of you. I did intend to go to the Ford house and gardens today as it’s a beautiful day, but for the high winds again. I was hoping to get some leaf color to complement the landscape and we are about 90% green still so I’ll wait a few weeks. There is a nearby woodsy trail so I can make that trek into two posts. Two things: I finally made it to the beach venue yesterday after three years of saying I’d go there … yes it was October 1st and it was so windy the waves were high and crashing onto the shore. Look for the post next year as I’m so far behind sorting pictures. I might go back before the snow flies as I did a six-mile trail hike around the entire park and today I was speaking to a walker at Council Point Park and he asked if I saw the deer that hang out by the bridge. (What deer, what bridge? I must go back.) I hope you are unscathed by Hurricane Ian.

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        1. Hi! that was nice of you to remember this comment thread! right on!
          and congrats on making it to the beach venue – sounds nice.
          also, we only got a little rain from Ian – thankfully (and prayers for those still recovering)

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        2. Glad you didn’t get any bad weather from Ian – it was so destructive and I don’t know how these people will ever recover. Yes, finally to the beach venue after telling you about it. I will try to get back again this year – I missed some highlights.

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  4. I went to an art museum probably about six months ago but I’m hoping to start going on a more regular basis! Cute picture of the two of you!

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  5. I haven’t been to an art museum in years. I was a regular, but once Covid-19 arrived on the scene, I bugged out of any enclosed place. What I find fascinating here is that people take photos of art inside art museums. That used to be a big NO-NO.

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  6. Yes – it used to be a big NO NO at many places but I think the rules are “no flash photography” and then there are other safety Protocols – including the kind of backpack you carry and how you carry it!
    We learned that with one of my first friend trips
    (I tried to find it in their site and couldn’t) – but
    We learned that you cannot cart a backpack loosely on one shoulder – it has to be fully on the back

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    1. Hi Gift
      I only noticed how cool that shadow was after it was in the post! I love it when photos sometimes give us extras that we didn’t expect 😉

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      1. Ohh I’m glad my comment helped you notice. I totally agree about the unexpected and experienced something similar when my friends helped me notice a new detail in my photos, haha.

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        1. yes – we need each other for the different things we see…

          “None of us is as smart as all of us.” – Ken Blanchard

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  7. What a fun post Yvette! And you are right, lots of different interpretations of Over The Hill! I just loved it and all that you have shared. 🧡 My hubby, daughter and I a few weeks ago went to President Reagan’s Library and it was so cool. I’ll be sharing about it soon when I put together my post for this month. Have a wonderful week! 💞

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    1. Hi Leya – yes – that is my spouse and I posing near the reeds – we try to photograph the “many moods of the reeds”
      and thanks for checking out this post

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