Baltimore Museum of Art

First I have to do the obligatory whining about all the rain. The Baltimore-Washington area just set a new record for the number of consecutive days of measurable rain at 15. But, the rainy, gloomy days have gone on even longer. It’s just that we got a little break here and there. Thursday didn’t have measurable rain but it poured again on Friday and Saturday. Today was sunny but cold. We’ve been running 15-20 degrees below normal for the last month. It’s supposed to rain again on Tuesday and Wednesday. The TV forecast actually has 3 days after that of no rain but the weather apps on my phone aren’t so positive. Sigh. As our family friend, Ruth Wolf, would say, “Enough with the whining, already.” Or, Barbara L would ask, “Do you want some cheese with that whine?”

Week before last 20 members of the Baltimore Applique Society met at the Baltimore Museum of Art for a tour of the current quilt exhibits. Anita Jones, the textile curator, spent about an hour and a half taking us around the various textile exhibits.

Some of the pictures are a little blurry. I forgot my camera so had to use the phone. It’s a little too light for me to hold steady sometimes.

The main event for the Baltimore die-hards was this Baltimore album quilt.

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I love crazy quilts. I’ve always deluded myself into believing that I want to make one but I don’t really enjoy embroidery that much. This quilt was supposed to be in the crazy quilt exhibit last fall but was withdrawn because it needed some conservation work.

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This isn’t a quilt but the designs are very quilt like.

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This sampler has very tiny stitches.

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Anita showed us some other items that didn’t interest me. Eventually we ended up at the exhibit of the newly acquired modern quilts.

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In the adjacent room I found this chair made from yellow school pencils.

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And this interesting cabinet made from scrap wood.

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After the tour we had lunch at Gertrude’s, the restaurant in the museum. The chef, John Shields, once had a cooking show on public TV and has written several cookbooks. Not the place to go if you’re on a budget. I was at the table with Anita Jones (on the left) and Mimi Dietrich (on the right).

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I ordered a sangria. I’ve forgotten what they called it. The fruit-looking things are frozen juice, mango I think.

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For the main course I had the seafood salad with shrimp, scallops and crab over field greens with roasted lemon vinaigrette. I forgot to take a picture of it. Two of us ordered desert. This is the Gertrude’s Candy Bar.20160504_134409.jpg

I had the triple Crème brûlée with flourless chocolate cake.

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Most expensive lunch I’ve ever had but I enjoyed every bite.

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One Response to “Baltimore Museum of Art”

  1. Linda Says:

    Makes my mouth water just hearing your description of lunch. 🙂 Sounds like a great day!

    Linda

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