Today I headed up to the Bay Area to visit the new Anderson Gallery at Stanford University. Even though I got there early, the parking lot was full. I've been anxiously watching the construction of the two modernist buildings on either side of the old Stanford Museum building. I'm not a big fan of modernist architecture, and I love the traditional, formal look of the old museum building. It looks like two messy warehouses have been plopped down on either side of the museum. There is no visual connection to the three buildings. That being said, the interior of the Anderson Gallery is pretty fantastic. The pieces are very far apart, and there is a lot of room between each piece. And, the work is awesome. Some of my favorite artists are represented there. In fact, there was even a tiny, lovely Georgia O'Keefe. It's definitely worth a visit!
Then, I headed over to Clay Planet to take a quick class on using small silkscreens on clay. It was fun, and I bought some of the materials, to give it a try on my work.