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Henry Moore sculpture outside the entrance to the Dallas Museum of Art

Henry Moore sculpture outside the main entrance to the Dallas Museum of Art

We thought a little music would be nice to listen to while you read the post below, so here’s Fred Astaire singing A Foggy Day in London Town.  

Bob and I had a delightful time yesterday at the fabulous exhibit “The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece: Masterworks from the British Museum” at the Dallas Museum of Art.  This glorious marble statue of the discus-thrower is from the fifth century BC and looked to me to be about five feet tall.

Discus-thrower (Discobolus)

Discus-thrower (Discobolus)

Bob and I highly recommend a visit to this exhibit because it is stunningly beautiful and fascinating.  It runs until October 6, 2013 in the Chilton Gallery II and Focus Gallery I.  Here is the description from The Dallas Museum of Art:  “Masterworks from the British Museum, an internationally touring exhibition of more than 120 objects exploring the human form through exquisite artworks exclusively from the British Museum’s famed collection of Greek and Roman sculpture. Iconic marble and bronze sculptures, vessels, funerary objects, and jewelry are among the treasures that explore the human form, some dating back to the second millennium B.C. In addition to the objects from the British Museum, the exhibition will also present a model of Ancient Olympia as it would have appeared around 100 B.C., prior to the Roman additions and alterations.”

View from the DMA Cafe

View from the DMA Cafe

There were very few people in the exhibit so we had plenty of space and time to leisurely enjoy it.  Some of the depictions of the stories portrayed on the pottery gave us major cases of the giggles.  I’ll suffice to say that kinky and earthly delights were definitely enjoyed back in the day.  Also, just our opinion, not a great time for women and children.  The marble sculptures were dazzlingly beautiful.  At one point I sat down for a little while and just took it all in.  In a matter of months if we wanted to see these great works of art we would have to travel to London to view them.

After enjoying the exhibit we decided to have lunch in the DMA Café which faces the Klyde Warren Park.  When fall comes we will post photos of that wonderful new addition to our city.  Too hot now for us to enjoy.  We enjoy having lunch at the café because the food is yummy, they serve wine and beer, relaxing jazz to listen to and the perfect place to enjoy the scenery.

Dale Chihuly's Lily Pads

Dale Chihuly’s Lily Pads

We are huge fans of Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures and the café is the perfect place to enjoy them.  The colors are more vibrant in person because of the light changing as the clouds drift by.  Such a pleasant place to enjoy our lunch and being together.

People have asked me if my painful recovery from double knee replacements was worth it and would I do it again.  The answer, without hesitation, is YES!  Being able to be out and about without any thought to my knees is a daily joy.  Bob and I are very glad to be sharing our delights on this blog and hope you enjoy our local adventures.

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14 Comments Post a comment
  1. Janice Wilson #

    Love it!!  So glad you’re back!! I guess I am a subscriber, right?  If not…please sigh me up! Love,   Janice

    August 10, 2013
    • So sweet of you to say what you did! Yes you are signed up.

      August 10, 2013
  2. bob bailiey #

    AWESOME!  I really enjoyed your commentary that you gave me in the car about it….especially Bob’s comments.   🙂   Later….off to go pick up Jake for his tourney in a little.   love, b

    August 10, 2013
    • Yes, Bob’s interpretation of Greek sculpture made me laugh a lot. With what you have taught Jake I feel confident about the great outcome today.

      August 10, 2013
  3. Don #

    Great to see you back.

    August 9, 2013
  4. Brenda #

    Oh I’d love to see this – maybe you two would like to make another Saturday trip?

    August 9, 2013
  5. Claudia #

    Very enjoyable from here, too. Glad to see you back.

    August 9, 2013
  6. Judith Thomas #

    Hooray for you both!

    August 9, 2013
    • Thank you! And thank you for all the great advice and encouragement before my surgery.

      August 9, 2013
  7. Cindy #

    LOL! This is what I’m doing on Aug. 17 — one of my social butterfly events! So glad to have your recommendation of the exhibit! Also looking forward to seeing the Texas Hotel exhibit

    August 9, 2013
    • I’ll alert the media. The DMA will be thrilled that you fit them into your social calendar.

      August 9, 2013

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