Day in The City, Part 2: The Rest of the Museum

I love museums. I love how quiet they are. I love that everything is hung perfectly straight, and well-lit. I  love that you can sit in front of a painting for a long time without explaining yourself. I love that you and your sketch pad can  be endlessly inspired by old and new favorites.

While our recent trip to the Portland Art Museum didn’t include sketch pads, I did get plenty of inspiration thanks to  no-flash photography, two well-behaved kids and a long afternoon with no schedule.

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"Don't touch anything!"

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"I think this one is about depression," she whispered to me. That's pretty deep for a 7-year old.

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Awesome portrait

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I told my kids I thought this painting looked like me and it freaked them out. Heh heh.

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Round Frame

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The Blue Room

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The Red Room

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A different kind of wildlife art...

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I looked into this woman's eyes and I could So. Relate.

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"Don't touch ANYTHING!"

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Gallery of Northwest Art

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We've all had a neighbor with blue tarps, amiright?

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Love this one.

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Peek-a-boo!

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How nervous does it make a mom when her kid starts waving his arms wildly right next to a Dale Chihuly glass installation? PRETTY NERVOUS.

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My favorite painting of the day. Firstly, because it was a life-size Clydesdale; and secondly because there was a bench.

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