My good friend Lis paid us a visit last weekend and I jumped at the opportunity to spend a toddler-free afternoon at the MFA. Normally, I end up hanging with my best pals the mummies – but being as I’m a member and can mummy it up any time I like, I left the options open to Lis. She picked the Asian wing and we wandered through some of the Contemporary and European collections as well. All things I very much enjoy!
I will confess that my favorite things in museums are the ordinary, mundane objects like this set of tweezers from 12th century Korea. Can you imagine the dude in the 12th century who used these? He certainly can’t imagine that in the 21st century some people on the other side of the world would be gawking at his tweezers, that’s for sure. It always makes me wonder about future museum curators and anthropologists and what of ours will survive and how it will be interpreted. We think we know about other cultures, but do we really grok what was going on? Will our diapers and maxi pads survive in landfills leading future anthropologists to hypothesize that we enshrined the poop of our infants and our menstrual blood as an offering to the great fertility goddess, Angelinajolie? One can scarcely imagine.
And now… a massive photo dump. No diapers included.
(Yep. I take ridiculous selfies in museums. I feel like with a very expensive BA in art, it is my right. I also feel like maybe I should have taken the five minutes to put on some makeup and maybe look more like a human. I also also feel like pointing out that I am NOT making duck lips, this is just my face. I have a literally big mouth.)
(“Fresh out of horse heads, but let me show you that cow’s head over there. Will that do?”)
(I honestly love how just *bummed out* Jesus looks in this. Also the alien skull at his feet. You tell me that human skulls are elongated like that. Riiiigggghhhhhhhtttttt.)
(Judith and Holofernes. Only thing better than a lady holding a severed head is a *naked* lady holding a severed head.)