Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

Museum Morning

Yesterday Kitty and I hit up our local art museum to see an exhibition of the Art Deco era in pre-WWII Japan. It was a pretty neat exhibit which highlighted the transition of the country from being isolationist and patriarchal to a more cosmopolitan world power. What we enjoyed the most were some of the more "furry" items including stylized animal sculptures. Traditional animals such as cranes and rabbits were incorporated into the new style. It was certainly nice to see an exhibit like this in our city.

Since it was free day for museums, we wandered across the street to the natural history museum as well. It certainly was a stark contrast to the art museum. Where the art museum was as quiet as a library, the natural history museum was full of loud and boisterous kids all playing with the exhibits. The exhibit I was most fascinated with was the history of modern computing. ABQ was ground zero for the personal computer back in the 70's as Microsoft set up operations here. I think it still goes down as one of the city's biggest failures that they let the company slip through their fingers to the benefit of Seattle.

We only spent a couple of hours at the museums, but it was nice to get out and do things. It was capped off by a nice New Mexican brunch at one of our favorite local eateries.
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