The Weisman Museum of Art had a ton of great pieces that kept me busy examining and reading about for a couple of hours. This piece, James Kielkopf’s Untitled, held my attention for quite a while with its ability to trick my eye into thinking it was a 2-dimensional drawing when it’s actually a hanging sculpture. I love the shadows and the way it changes when you walk around it. Some art you don’t expect to grab you so strongly, but those are the best ones. Seeing some paintings by famous artists I’ve enjoyed intellectually, but others just hit me emotionally and creatively, and they’re usually the ones you didn’t see coming.
Art museums are everywhere, but they are not all the same. While I’ve seen versions of Donald Judd’s Untitled sculpture in more cities than I can count, the body of work at a city’s art museum can vary as much as the weather while you travel. Omaha’s Joslyn Art Museum is a fantastic collection of all types of art with great rotating special exhibitions as well. Along with all of the fantastic work on display, the museum itself is a perfect blend of classic architecture and modern design that make navigation only slightly confusing (which is saying a lot for a museum.)
As we travel museums are a frequent stop for us. There are so many fantastic museums across the country we’ve had the opportunity to visit, but this was our first time doing so in Denver. The MCA was a little disappointing only because it featured a single artist in all of its galleries whose work I wasn’t totally interested in. I loved this reflective view from outside the main entrance. We spent the day biking the streets of Denver as the sun went in and out. I would definitely recommend biking this city, and, if you want an art museum, I’d suggest the Dikeou Collection.