Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Most Awesome Birthday Ever!!!

Wednesday June 24th was my 23rd Birthday.My Husband I planned a little day trip to Indianapolis that day.We decided to visit the Indianapolis Museum of Art.This museum is the 5th Largest Art museum in the U.S. As soon as i walked in I was in a Daze. 3 huge floors Of paintings, sculptures, Fashion, and things I have never seen before and they had every artist you could think of. The coolest thing was you could take pictures of all the paintings etc. I got the most amazing pictures. As soon as we walked in to the first exhibit I saw for the fist time a Picasso , a Vincent Van Gogh ,Georgia O'Keeffe and a couple of Monet's. Never in my life I thought I would see some of the most Famous paintings by some of the most famous artists. After 3 hours of being mesmerized by all the beautiful works of art i did some shopping at the gift shop, got a really cool shirt, and a very cool book 1001 paintings you must see before you die by Stephen Farthing. One of the paintings i saw at the museum was in the book Georgia O'Keeffe Jimson weed painting. So i have 1000 paintings to go before i die. It looks like I'll have to take a couple of trips to Europe to get them all.
The museum set on several acres of Gardens which included a historical Lilly house. Everything in side was exactly the way it was when the original owner lived there. The Gardens around the house and museum had tons of sculptures and beautiful flowers.

Another plus for this museum for us was That everything was FREE!!! Yes I said FREE!!
Free parking, Free admission to the whole museum and Free admission to the ground and the Lilly house.SO If you ever take a trip to Indianapolis I give this place 5 stars!!!




Vincent Van Gogh


Vincent Van Gogh


Picasso


Monet





Norman Rockwell


Jimson Weed Georgia O'Keeffe






The Lilly House


Inside The Lilly House


Inside The Lilly House

17 comments:

sweetnessjewelry said...

What an awesome day it must have been! Happy Birthday :)

Jess said...

Wow! I am jelous! happy belated b-day!

Celtic Cat said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like an awesome day!

Shrimp Salad Circus said...

Happy belated!!!

Studio6or7 said...

Thanks for the info! Makes me want to take a little trip.... I love museums.

thecraftbegins said...

What a nice trip! Happy birthday!

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Wow, your trip to the museum sounds great! Happy Belated Birthday!
Kim

BareMoose said...

What a wonderful birthday!!
Great blog, I'm glad I saw you on the Etsy forums!

Melissa said...

Looks like a blast! It is so cool to see the pictures in person. They have a whole different impact, I think.

Diana said...

Oh the art wow ! It looks like you had a great time.

Denise said...

I LOVE museums and that one looks fabulous. I especially love it when you can take photos. You have to get to NYC sometime and visit MOMA. they allow photos there as well and it is a treasure trove of artists, as well as the MET and so many others in NYC.

Softpencil said...

Wonderful! I would like to visit this museum! The Lilly House is so beautiful, I love old houses.
I live in Buenos Aires, Argentina and the museum of Fine Arts here is amazing! I´ve seen paintings of many famous painters like Van Gogh, Picasso, Tolouse Lautrec, Monet, Gauguin, Bouguereau and many famous Argentinian painters. Also, you can take photos and it´s free...!
You´re lucky! I would love to see an original painting by Georgia O´Keeffe because I like her art so much, I have a fine print of Jimson Weed and I love it!
You had a great birthday! ;)

M.M.E. said...

Amazing pictures! I absolutely love museums. I had the extreme joy to visit the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam last summer. It was awesome!! I will certainly be adding your museum to my list now. Thanks!!!

Becky Pool said...

so cool! I'm definitely a museum geek.

KimberlyRies said...

Thanks for sharing those photos Devin. My husband and I are planning a trip to Indy to celebrate out anniversary. I'll have to check it out!

cabin + cub said...

I love going to galleries... so much fun. We had a hey day in Europe... the Tate in London/the Louvre, Musee D'Orsay and Pompidou Centre in Paris... the list goes on and on.. and still so much to see!

pleasurearts said...

really lovely, I always love the paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe! sounded like you had a great Birthday!