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October 11, 2010

St. Louis DMA Trip

I took a Dallas Museum of Art group trip to St. Louis and visited incredible art in several museums, galleries and homes. Deborah and John Scott previously lived in St. Louis, so between them and Charlie Wyly (The Lupe Murchison Curator of Contemporary Art at the DMA), and of course the DMA’s Amanda Telford, we were in great hands.
One of my favorite parts of the trip was:

-- Richard Artschwager: Hair Exhibit at The Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis...I loved this specific exhibit and the museum—very simple, clean and open space—and we were led through the museum by its great director, Paul Ha

While I admire Artschwager’s work, there is probably only one piece that I would want in my home, and that’s the orange exclamation point that suspends from the ceiling, and looks as if it’s standing on the floor in the center of the room. I relate to this piece with all of the emails and texts with exclamation points that we as a society send. Usually they act as an expression of great excitement and sometimes anger, but can often lead to confusion as we lose our visual and verbal communication cues. I know I am guilty of this as I sometimes get carried away with exclamation points!

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