This is my first time linking up with Becky at her weekly Treat Yourself Tuesday. As a mama of one, I love the idea of remembering to take some time out each week to treat myself, so I'm ready to join this link party! My treat this week...was to go find some culture!
I love museums of all kinds, but especially fine art museums. I've been living in Colorado for almost ten months and I am embarrassed to admit I hadn't been to the Denver Art Museum until... last week. Part of the reason is that it's really hard to take a toddler to an art museum and the other reason is that it's just been a really busy ten months, relocating, finding a new house, and settling in.
So last week, I decided I was going to go the Denver Art Museum all by myself (midweek!) to see the "Passport to Paris" exhibit, which featured artwork by French artists from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
I arrived early enough to have a little time to walk around the museum and get a feel for the layout, then I enjoyed a salad and cafe au lait in the museum's restaurant before heading off to see the "Passport to Paris" exhibit. Although I've been to Paris and visited the Louvre (that took two days), Musee D'Orsay, and Rodin Museum, I saw several works of art that I'm pretty sure I hadn't seen before.
The exhibit tied art and history together so I was in heaven. Although it barely got about 0F that day, it was a perfect way to spend some time by myself and recharge.
Are you an art lover? What are the local museum(s) in your area? Would you recommend a visit?