When Best Laid Plans Go Awry.......
February 22, 2017On February 22nd, six TTN members gathered on Museum Hill looking forward to a private tour of the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture to be led by Kay Henriksen, a docent at the museum and also treasurer of our TTN chapter. Alas, a gas leak at the museum forced the building to be evacuated, cancelling our visit! Luckily the hill offers several alternatives and the group quickly chose to explore the nearby Museum of International Folk Art instead.
Coincidentally upon our arrival, an available docent offered to give us a tour of the Alexander Girard permanent exhibition Multiple Visions: A Common Bond. Although most of us had already visited this exhibit, our guide helped us to see it afresh with her explanation of just a few of the many, many installations. We learned that Alexander Girard fully planned and supervised the creation of the displays designed to showcase his extremely extensive collection of 10,000 pieces of folk art, toys, miniatures and textiles from around the planet. Time prevented us from exploring other current exhibits at the museum, but all vowed to return again to this fascinating institution!