Museum of Fine Arts

Spent the afternoon over at the Museum of Fine Arts, checking out the Lichtenstein exhibit before it closed. Small, but interesting; divided into two sections. The first, from the '50s, was Picasso-inspired reworkings of classic paintings, photos, and sculpture about American Indians; the second half, Surreal, abstract works more in the style you think of for his work, utilizing American Indian motifs. I preferred the first.

It ends at Native Pop, an exhibit of artists using traditional native imagery to make contemporary statements. There were some wonderful, clever pieces in there.

We walked the rest of the museum, including up into the permanent collection to the Baumann room. It was there we were able to identify the dance we attended on Christmas as a "Deer Dance," based on one of his paintings that really looked just like what we saw.

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