the next morning, we headed towards the mighty Columbia River where we
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Stonehenge? in Washington? WOW!
we then we drove a little further along the river and saw...
the Museum of Art at Maryhill.
meet the greeters, the Peacock family!
inside, we found the most amazing collections of art and artifacts.
how could i not have known that this amazement was on display so close to home.
when i saw the Faberge' egg the belonged to the Queen of Romania, before the
Russian revolution, tears came to my eyes. i knew that we were about to
share something very special. my comment to Mr D was..."there is not a
permanent collection of art in Seattle that compares to this!"
now for the French breadtrésor...
a world class collection of sculpture and drawings made by the great
French master Auguste Rodin (1840 - 1917), considered the father of modern
sculpture, resides here! the gallery holds 87 works by Rodin,
including bronzes, terracottas, plaster studies and watercolor sketches.
the collection includes such well-known works as The Thinker,
The Hand of God, The Age of Bronze and the life-size plaster of Eve
from his master work The Gates of Hell.
the other exhibit that captured my "love of fashion heart", was the...
...Théâtre de la Mode
Théâtre de la Mode (Theatre of Fashion) was a 1945–1946 touring exhibit of fashion mannequins, approximately 1/3 the size of human scale, crafted by top Paris fashion designers. It was created to raise funds for war survivors and to help revive the French fashion industry in the aftermath of World War II. The original Théâtre de la Mode exhibit toured Europe and then the United States, and is now part of the permanent collections of the Maryhill Museum of Art in Washington State in the United States.