We spent most of today visiting art museums here in Charlotte. We started with the Bechtler Museum which was interesting – some nice pieces for sure, but a little small. The Firebird (shown above) by Niki de Saint Phalle was my favourite piece. It stands just outside of the museum and really is a lovely way to entice people.
Next we hit the Mint Museums – both were very interesting, but I loved the one in Uptown. There was a fantastic craft and design section with some amazing works. I have no idea how these artists create such beautiful and intricate works. It was inspiring to see how some of these artists could take certain mediums and do astounding things with them. We didn’t get to see it all so I am already looking forward to visiting it again soon. If nothing else, it’s inspired me to do more art – in my own plebian way anyway.