|Interesting State Motto|
|Art Work outside Museum of Modern Art|
High Point of the Day: A personal guided tour of the Brisbane Museum of Modern Art by two museum docents and the curator of the museum herself. What an incredible stroke of luck!
Like many museums, the Museum of Modern Art has a free tour everyday at 11:00 AM. It turns out that the day I took the tour, I was the only person present and the curator wanted to go over a new exhibit with her two assistants. I was the "guinea pig museum participant." The tour lasted one hour, and taking it was like having a crash course on Australian Modern Art: everything from Tracey Moffatt to Scott Redford and Reinhardt Dammn. All along the tour, I was free to ask any question I wanted, including questions about art, the changes happening to Brisbane and Queensland, and where to go for a "Brisbane experience." (It's always a good idea to find out what the locals have to say about their town.) At the conclusion of the tour, I was invited to have coffee with them at the posh Members Lounge. I felt like a real insider.
BTW: A few days later, I met the curator again following a lecture concerning the Queensland artist Scott Redford and his alter ego Reinhardt Dammn. But that's another story.
|One of the Brisbane Catamarans|
|Fictional Alter Ego: Reinhardt Dammn|
(In case you can't tell, this is a statute and not a real person.)