I invited Kennedy to go see the Hopper exhibit at the SAM (Seattle Art Museum) today.
She got more excited over this than I imagined she would. In anticipation of our date this afternoon, she woke up at 2 AM. Holly had to send her back to bed at 5:30 AM. Needless to say, when we finally got to the SAM this afternoon, she was low energy. They only had a few Hoppers on display and Nighthawks–my favorite–was not among them.
Kennedy and I enjoyed what was there. We also enjoyed the lobby of the SAM, which has some crazy sculpture of cars flipping through the air.
We had a snack in the restaurant. I tried to imagine Kennedy as a girl in a Hopper painting.
Nice juxtaposition of your girl in the diner photos with a trip to see Hopper at SAM. “Nighthawks” is in the Art Institute of Chicago; it is worth the trip just to see the painting. You’ll never forget it, and the monumental size is astounding.
Thanks, Lee. I usually just fly through O’Hare, but I’m going to have to find a way to spend some time in the city. I didn’t realize it was massive.
The SAM exhibit is called Hopper’s Women and features Chop Suey, New York Movie, and others. I didn’t even think too much of it when I was taking my girl’s picture, but that’s where my head was at. Lots of pictures of women looking off into the middle distance.
The car sculptures look very interesting. Were there only two cars in this exhibit?
I remember more than two cars. You can see the installation from the sidewalk, so check it out next time you’re downtown.