Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Long Distance Road Trip Part 3

This is the last of the St. Louis, MO posts. But, no trip to the city would be complete without at journey out to Forest Park, site of the 1904 World's Fair. Not only the site of the fair that introduced both the waffle cone and hamburger, the park's grandeur is such that it is 500 acres larger that New York's Central Park!
The Fair Pavilion, Zoo,and Missouri Museum are great, but the art museum, called the SLAM, St. Louis Art Museum , is definitely the queen of the park. Here are a few of my favorites from the exhibits:
Rembrandt Self Portrait




Van Gogh


When you tire of paintings, go to the lower level of the museum for

Modern Arts and Crafts

This laminated wooden sculpture dates back to the 1800's

A Hindu Relic

An Egyptian Mummy

An Art Deco Tea Set

A Mix of burnt newspaper and broken glass, modern art, no doubt!

You can see just about anything at the SLAM, and by the way...it's free!

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