Visit to Philly for Art and Friends

I had an inspiring day-trip to Philadelphia to visit with friends and explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Rocky view from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Rocky view from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Not only does the museum hold the second largest collection of French Impressionists (my person favorite artwork), there is a special exhibit called Off The Wall that is fabulous.The exhibit of wearable art created in the 60’s and 70’s includes 115 pieces by art-as-fashion mixed media artists.  I took a couple of snaps of pieces I found fascinating. Like these machine-knitted Wizard of Oz socks; the tie-died meditation space; and this feathered, neck piece painted with Egyptian icons.  The special exhibit is on the first floor of the Perelman Building.

Susanne E. Lewis, artist

Susanne E. Lewis, artist

My traveling companion and I took the train up and back to Philly, had lunch at the museum’s wonderful cafe, STIR.  I wrote on the train, and the whole trip got my writer juices flowing.

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