The Commemorative Air Force Houston Wing and Museum-Houston, Texas

What a cool experience it was to visit The Commemorative Air Force Houston Wing at 18000 Groschke Road, Hanger #B-5, Houston, Texas 77084.  My only complaint…that I didn’t allow enough time to visit it longer as I had a party to attend.  

“The Commemorative Air Force honors the men and women who built, maintained, and flew in these airplanes   during World War II. The organization believes that is best accomplished by maintaining the airplanes in flying condition; taking the airplanes to the people allowing them to experience the sight and sound of the aircraft in flight.” (Source:  www.houstonwing.org)

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The museum is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month from 10am – 3pm. Telephone Number is 281-579-2131

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The Fairchild PT-19 “Cornell” 

The Houston Wing is based at West Houston Airport, in Houston, Texas, USA. The Wing has six CAF aircraft assigned – Lockheed C-60A “Lodestar”, North American AT-6 “Texan”, Consolidated-Vultee BT-13 “Valiant”. Naval Aircraft Factory N3N “Yellow Peril”, Fairchild PT-19A “Cornell” and a major restoration project, a North American L‑17 Navion

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Contemporary Arts Museum – Houston, TX

Today we visit the Contemporary Arts Museum.  It’s just entirely too hot now to do many outdoor activities so Max and I are going to see what kind of indoor fun we can have 🙂 ….and admission…FREE!!!

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What better than a pint sized Superman to make “a Better Yesterday” 
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Assembly:  Ghazi Stadium – 2013. Each of the hand printed, colored and silkscreened tickets represent 25,00 seated bodies and corresponds to the venue’s capacity. (Paul Ramirez Jonas)
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Mi Casa, Su Casa – 2005 – Paul Ramirez Jonas

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The Jung Center – Houston, Texas

(Above Photo:  Peter Valles (Engineering by John Buckley) Cat and Mouse)

Founded in 1958, The C. G. Jung Educational Center of Houston, Texas, Inc. is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to continuing education for the human spirit through psychology, spirituality, and the arts and humanities. Our educational and outreach programs enrich lives and enlighten the spirit. Our classes promote a journey of personal growth and a deepening commitment to the community we share. (Source: http://junghouston.org)

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Had never visited The Jung Center before and heard they had a cool gallery so off I went to see for myself.

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San Felipe de Austin State Historical Site And The Lovely Ms. Anice Divin

The first weekend in June, I headed out for the day – just hopped in the car and decided to see where to road took me 🙂 

I ended up here, in front of the San Felipe de Austin State Historical Site.  It’s right around the corner practically from Stephen F. Austin State Park so I was shocked that I hadn’t visited earlier as I’ve camped at the park several times.  This is where Stephen F. Austin began the town of San Felipe de Austin in Mexican Texas back in 1823.  

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The area is pristine and tranquil

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Dick’s Classic Garage Car Museum in San Marcos, Texas (DISCOUNT OFFER INSIDE!)

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Welcome to a car lovers fantasy!

While browsing online, I came across Dick’s Classic Garage Car Museum in San Marcos, Texas.  It looked so interesting that I reached out to the Museum Curator, Mr. Thom Fortney to learn more and arrange a visit.  Mr. Fortney was so unbelievably kind and helpful – I can’t thank him enough!

I really was impressed to learn they also offer FREE school tours! Nice to see them doing that to benefit our youth!

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You’ll find knowledgeable, friendly staff members like Ms.  Amanda Bird ready to answer any of your questions.

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Across The Street from The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston…

If you happen to be visiting the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas then you have an added bonus…and it’s…FREE (my favorite four letter word!)!! Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen have done lots of generous things for our city and here is another one! The Sculpture Garden!  It’s not huge – maybe 1 acre I’d guess, but it’s nice to take a leisure stroll through the garden and see what’s there. The garden was designed by American. Isamu Noguchi, who was a famous artist himself.  He was a famous sculptor, furniture maker, lamp designer and landscape architect. (Noguchi sounds like he did it ALL…well, sorta like eh um a Mom! Yes, I’m in a silly mood)

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Adam – (1889) is a bronze piece by  Emile-Antoine Bourdelle
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Spirit of Eternal Repose – (Modeled 1898-99 and Cast 1982) by French Artist Auguste Rodin
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Two Circle Sentinel – (1961) by David Smith (stainless steel)
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The Pilgrim – (1939) a bronze piece by Marino Marini
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New Forms (1991-92) is a bronze by Tony Cragg
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Decanter – (1987) by Frank Stella (This is my personal favorite)
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Flora, Nude  – (1910 – Cast 1960-65) by Aristide Maillol
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The Large Horse – (1914) by Raymond Duchamp-Villon (I really like this piece a lot too!)

Enjoy a moment of tranquility!

Thanks for visiting and if you have any places in/near Houston you’d like me to visit, just let me know in the comment section below!

Elizabeth and Max (The Dog Artist) 🙂

 

 

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas

Welcome to The Museum of Fine Arts here in H-town! Come see what it has to offer on this visit with me!  The above photo is of the “The Light Inside” the colors change every few minutes.  The museum does a fine job of getting great exhibits along with housing the permanent exhibits.

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You’ll find this Joan Miro piece outside the front of the museum.  (1968-81) Titled Oiseau (Bird) (Note:  Houston also has another, colorful Miro piece in downtown Houston called Personage and Birds located in front of the JP Morgan Chase Building)
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You’ll see Warhol in the lobby area of the entrance
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Interested in this kind of thing – here ya go!
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Jackson Pollock’s “Number 6” (1949)
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Franz Kline’s “Orange and Black Wall” (1959)
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Willem De Kooning’s “Figure in a Landscape” (1966)
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I LOVE this piece by Louis Comfort Tiffany made by Tiffany Studios!!!! It’s stunning! “A Wooden Landscape in Three Panels” (1905)
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Arthur B. Carles’s Untitled (Cubist Still Life) (1935)
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Bet you can guess???…Georgia O’Keeffe’s “From Pink Shell” (1931)
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Abraham Bloemaert’s “The Gateway to a Town” (1630) – Hard to imagine this is soooo old!!!
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What’s a museum without Vincent van Gogh? “Cottage” (1885)
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Pablo Picasso (One of my personal favorites) “Woman With a Large Hat” (1962) (Here he portray’s his second wife, Jacqueline Roque.
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“The Corn Poppy” by Kees van Dongen (1919) I just think is sort of mesmerizing for some reason. Maybe I just like her hat and huge eyes.
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Claude Monet – “Water Lilies (Nympeas) (1907)
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Henri Matisse “Le Chant (The Song)” (1938)
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Jean-Baptiste Oudry “Allegory of Europe” (1722) – I love the odd mixtures found in this painting – has a little something for everyone!
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The Exhibit Cloth of Silk, Cloth of Color

Hope you enjoyed the trip to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts! Let me know which are YOUR favorites!!!

Museum Conquerors,

Elizabeth and Max