Saturday, July 31, 2010

STL DPB On The Road: Kansas City


I love Tom Otterness. He's the sculptor of a wonderful cute/terrifying work in Citygarden back home. Well today we're in Kansas City and, after checking into our hotel, paid a visit to the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. It's not very big as these things go but it has a very good collection and rotating special shows. Otterness' The Crying Giant is the first thing you see when you approach the museum from one direction.

A bit later we crossed the state line into Kansas and joined a bunch of the in-laws for dinner at Taqueria Mexico. It's supposed to be KC's best Mexican restaurant. I'm not qualified to say, but it was pretty good.


brattcat said...

Tom Otterness has such a distinctive style. Hope you're having a good time on the road.

Birdman said...

Although I don't quite understand sculpture all the time, this one rings true for me.

Virginia said...

I like this artist but you wonder how many of these similar pieces he can get away with.

Pass the salsa and I'll have just one more Corona with a lime, s'il vous plait!

cieldequimper said...

You've got me wanting to go to Kansas and I guess that's a feat.