My committee work finished early, so I decided to go to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This building is actually a former Confederate War Chapel, that is on the grounds of the museum.
A third floor view of it from inside the museum. It looks so pastoral, doesn't it?
Water lilies in a reflecting pool at the museum cafe entrance.
I can't remember who the sculpture artist of this piece is, but I really like it.
They have a pretty good collection of Tiffany lamps.
I didn't realize that one of Degas' dancers was here; the only other one of his I have seen is located in New York's Metropolitan.
I love the detail of her skirt and hair ribbon.
One of Tiffany's windows.
Two pieces of yarn art! This was a surprise. The artist's name is Lucas Samaras, and these two are part of a series he did using everyday materials.
This is a whimsical piece I adore, by the artist Barry Flanagan, titled Large Leaping Hare.
This is the other end of the reflecting pool, outside of the museum. This would be a pretty place to hang out with some knitting, unless it's 100 degrees F with 90% humidity, which is what it was today, so I headed home.
Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed my work vacation. Back to yard work, house work, and my summer projects. It was nice while it lasted.