Saturday, January 7, 2017

My Visit To the Philadelphia Museum of Art - Part 3

In my last two blog posts I shared some photos of my trip to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and showed you the outside of the museum and some antique historical china plates and other goodies. Here are a few more photos of some things that I thought were very special... 

I'm forever amazed at art, fine craftsmanship, antiquities and historical items. The spoons below are from around 1680-1710. And you thought your mom's spoons from the 70's were old!

There was a small collection of fine silver jewelry and other small objects in the American Art section (one of my favorite areas of the museum!) I thought this Boatswain's Whistle was particularly cool.

I couldn't not include a photo or two of the fabulous miniature painted eye jewelry...these are romantic tiny portraits of lovers eyes...sigh...

I didn't take many photos of the paintings in the museum. With lots of folks milling around the masters like the Van Goghs, Rembrants, Monets and Matisses, I reserved my photos for things that struck me as unusual...(I have to add though that I almost died when the 8 or 9 year old girl with her dad in front me at Sunflowers asked her dad if she could touch it!! Gah!! Seriously?! Thank goodness he said NO and thank goodness it was behind glass!)

Then I came across these guys...things that make you go...hmmm...

Hi I'm a lion. Hi I'm a leopard.

I also have a thing for really old woodwork, and doors. Reeeeeely old 1518 old....


After visiting the European Art we took a break and had a great lunch in the cafeteria (there is a restaurant too, if you want to spend $$$, or the cafeteria if you want to spend $$.) After lunch we checked out the museum gift shop (pricey at $$$) and then made our way upstairs...

Another of my very very favorite sections of the museum is the armor. Wow just wow. This mail shirt was HUGE! And of course it was from Transylvania! Gah!

My daughter's face when she discovered the armor for toddlers...what?! whoa!

I hope you enjoyed this very small peek into the enormous Philadelphia Museum of Art! This is a museum that you need to spend more than one day at. There is just so much to see and do. I hope to go back again one day soon and spend more time in the Asian Art section, which we only got a glimpse of before we left. We had strolled about three miles through the museum and had our fill after a full day of looking at the amazing art. I hope one day you can see it too. 

(Read part 1 - Visit to Philly Museum of Art)
(Read part 2 - Visit to Philly Museum of Art)

Have a great week!