But in the meantime I'm trying to stay busy. Thursday I finally went to the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. This is the light tunnel that goes under the street from one building of the Museum to the other. It is one of the few places that the Museum says it is okay to photograph.
I don't know why almost everywhere in the Museum is restricted for photography. I can remember 25 years ago being able to take photographs in the MOMA and the Metropolitan in NYC. Now I'm sure photography would be restricted there as well.
So what did I see. First of all I went to see Amy Blakemore's exhibition, Photographs 1988-2008 The Diana camera has been her camera of choice since the 1980's. The Diana is kind of like my Holga but maybe with more blur and distortion. I've seen some of Blakemore's images before but seeing this retrospective of 20 years helped me see her vision much better. Amy is a Houstonian who received recognition in the 2006 Whitney Biennial.
The other thing that I noticed in the Museum is that more and more of the exhibition rooms are using deep color on the walls. Before you ask.....this was a restricted area. Right after I took this picture, the guard was by my side. I was nicely lectured and given a map noting the spaces where you can photograph.
Friday we met friends for dinner and then went to the Main Street Theater to see the world premiere of Ps and Qs: the ABCs of Manners. I love small theaters like the Main Street. So intimate. And the play was fun.
Tonight we'll have dinner with our friends and former neighbors. A pretty good weekend. And we are one week closer to going home.