Relaxing Saturday

IMG_8420Liz and I spent an afternoon at the Phoenix Art Museum this weekend. The exhibit that interested me the most was “Modern Art – from New York to New Mexico”.

The first room of paintings featured mostly cubism – cubism never really interested me on an aesthetic level, hence no photos. The only Cubist painting I really like is Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase” – which I think is one of the greatest paintings of all time.

The Phoenix Art Museum does allow photography of works in their own collection, no flash, of course. The only Duchamp in the show was privately owned, and off limits.

There is an Andy Warhol exhibit, several rooms of his portraits. That entire exhibit was off limits to photography, you could not even take a photo of an overview looking into the exhibit.

Whether you like Andy or not, you have to agree that he was involved in a major flood change in the art world.

angel's trumpet tapsAfter the museum, we had lunch at The Angel’s Trumpet in downtown Phoenix. The Trumpet is a hipster bar with 30 craft brews on tap, and an excellent menu.

We ordered flights – a flight is a tray of six 3-ounce glasses – a perfect way to sample beers you normally would not purchase by the pint.  I had a ground pork burger with bacon and barbeque sauce on a pretzel roll.

On the way home, we stopped by the Tempe Marketplace, and I picked up a bottle of Glenmorangie 12-year single malt for those evenings when I just don’t feel like filling up on cheap beer.


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