Thursday, 16 February 2012


After a lull over Christmas and New Year Paul and I have resumed our "Cultural Fridays" i.e. trips out in search of art and culture. Last Friday we returned to Mima (Middlesbrough's Museum of Modern Art). It only seems like yesterday that we went to the exciting opening accompanied by fireworks and now it is celebrating its 5th birthday!
I was unsure whether I would really appreciate one of the exhibitions entitled The Peripatetic School: Itinerant Drawing from Latin America but as usual it certainly gave you food for thought. We were particularly intrigued by an exhibit of Nicolas Paris called Hurry Slowly.

This was a collection of found objects and drawings they inspired
In another gallery the current exhibition was Between Dimensions: The Representation of the Object which was a collection of still life works including works by Picasso, Lichtenstein and Hockney.
Robert Colquhoun, Woman with Still Life
There was also an interesting display of works from Middlesborough's own archive, including some by LS Lowry, which was started in the 50's just before the old art gallery was opened in Linthorpe Road.
Today we paid another visit but this time with our two grandchildren to produce some modern art of our own.
Lucas working on his landscape collage

Martha joining in

1 comment:

  1. Funny, had just been thinking about your Friday jaunts and was hoping all was well! Glad to see you out and about again. The MIMA/ Tate exhibition was interesting-especially Picasso's collage. Didn't stay to see the others as it was snowing!!! The childrens events there always seem to be going well when I've visited. Seems like there are some more budding artists in the family :-)