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A few months ago I read [ profile] carlier36's Vivre (at the End of the World) a Revolution fanfic with the summary "General Matheson faces a new resistance, Militia wives and what remains of the art world, not to mention his best friend's slow spiral into madness."

Since Philadelphia is so close to me and Olivia and I have been dying to go for a long time (we wanted to go last year but the Barnes tickets were sold out) we finally went and luckily the weather held out and was gorgeous. Slightly windy, but that didn't matter much since we were indoors all day. Of course, I didn't tell Olivia I was inspired by Revolution to go to these museums, but we were certainly had an amazing day and I'm exhausted. Pictures below the cut.

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Also the Philadelphia Museum of Art is huge and grand and amazing. The Barnes is incredibly overwhelming and a well done collection. (Also sidenote: I totally was think about Miles and Bass and their opinions on the furniture while in the Philadelphia Museum of Art) And the Barnes doesn't let you take pictures inside. So all of the pictures are from the other museums. We stopped briefly at the Rodin Museum because it's super tiny but included in the price of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and literally right next to the Barnes Foundation. I LOVE VAN GOGH! He's one of my favorites, but I've definitely grown to love Matisse, Renoir, and Cezanne after seeing so much them today. And I will always love Monet as well.

Date: 2014-05-19 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*feels SO guilty* I never responded to your messages and I just realized that!!!! *hugs* So so sorry, I wasn't intentionally ignoring you. Your emails got lost in the shuffle of my over-crowded inbox. :/

Your trip looks like it was such fun - so honored you were inspired by my fic (which I swear I'm going to finish this summer!) It was fun helping you figure out where you wanted to go and now I'm just terribly jealous. ;P

(Is that neon one a Bruce Nauman? I love it!!)

Date: 2014-05-19 09:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
You know, I don't even know who the neon one is by, I just thought it was really pretty.

We had a lot of fun using your suggestions like a scavenger hunt in the Philadelphia Museum of Art because it's just so massive. The Barnes, I don't think I can state just how overwhelming it is. It's nice though because your ticket gives you an audio tour so you end up spending a lot of time there and you're drawn to certain pieces.

The trip was great. I feel like this April has been basically my month of Revolution. If you're ever out this way, hit me up and you can be my art guide!


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