A Museum Trip Worth the Drive

My job as a writer for the South Padre Network took me to the far reaches of the Rio Grande Valley today and I thought it was so ironic to see the following flower, known as the bird of paradise, a paradigm of exotic and rare beauty…

in the front of a common fast-food restaurant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is a testament to the beauty of this area.

An exotic flower like that… in front of a Burger King. Will the wonders never cease?

apparently not…

not in this lifetime…

 

This is my daughter playing on a kettle drum at the museum we visited today.

It had incredible works of art. For example, this was a Chinese PAPER cutout. 

 

 

 

. You would not believe how tiny the details were.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This box was incredibly detailed and inlaid with ivory.

 

There was a great array of mosaics all over the museum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This flower reminded me of the tropical beauty we have in the area.

Each one of these differently colored pieces of wood, when touched, produced a different sound.

The sound is triggered by the heat in your hand.

The NASA exhibit was cool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The screen was a ball that had different images projected onto it.

 

 

 

 

These images were spinning around.

 

 

 

The fast blinking colors were hypnotizing in the dark room.

The images were shot by two projectors.

 

 

In another room were housed incredible pieces from private collections.

 

 You cannot see how the mother-of-pearl inlay reflected the light iridescently.

If I lived in the area I would visit the museum on a regular basis because they offered classes in many mediums and had many intriguing exhibitions. This museum was the IMAS in McAllen on Nolana and Bicentennial, quite a drive, but well worth it.

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