Picasso Tweetup at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Saturday, May 8, 2010
Last Friday, I was lucky to be surrounded by beautiful art and fabulous women in a fantastic city on an idyllic spring evening.

Where was I? I was at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, of course. I joined several other Philadelphia area mom bloggers for an evening of art, conversation, cocktails, and a spectacular view of the city. The PMA has a fantastic program, Art After 5, which offers a chance to stroll the galleries while enjoying cocktails, appetizers, and music in the Great Stair Hall.

The evening began by exploring the exhibit which not only included the works of Pablo Picasso but other artists who defined the Cubist movement, such as Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, and Marc Chagall.

Here were some of my faves:
Bather, Design for a Monument, Pablo Picasso (1928)

Three Musicians, Pablo Picasso (1921)

To be blessed with such talent and creativity is awe-inspiring. I was completely overwhelmed by the magnitude of the exhibit. I've never really considered myself to be an admirer of the works of the Cubist painters or sculptors, but after having seen this exhibit, I certainly changed my mind. I have to say that I was drawn to the clean lines and deliberateness of the art.

After taking in the exhibit, we retreated to the terrace to bask in the setting sun and the Philadelphia skyline. I caught up with Tina and Bobbie, both of whom I had met a few weeks prior at a MomSpace event. I met the fabulous Erica and Kelly, with both of whom I've tweeted for months. So happy to finally meet them as well as several other Philly area bloggers. Here's a group shot, courtesy of Erica.

For more information about the Philadelphia Museum of Art, visit their Web site.


Life Without Pink said...

Great review. I had lots of fun and it is so nice to be able to get together in person. Can't wait for the next time :)

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

I'm sorry I missed this - darn allergy season! Looks like you had a wonderful night out.