40. It IS the new 30, right? RIGHT??

We had a lovely day in L.A. Went out for breakfast near home, then drove up and spent the whole afternoon at the L.A. County Museum of Art, which was having a pretty nifty Magritte exhibit. We both enjoy Magritte, and have seen his work in shows at the MoMAs in SF and NYC, so it was nice to reprise this shared habit.

B had never been to LACMA before (we tried to think of why it seemed familiar to be down that far on Wilshire together, and realized it was because we'd been to the Page Museum of Natural History together, about 11 years ago or so -- we really don't get to L.A. very much, which I'm not sure is a good thing or a bad thing), so it was fun to traipse around the collections together. I was especially pleased to introduce him to my beloved netsuke room, although by the time we were able to get to it, we were pretty much dead on our feet and art-ed out. Still, I'm perpetually amazed by the minute detail of these once-functional items, and just love them. (My pix aren't as clear as they could be, what with the no-flash and taking-the-shot-through- glass and all, but if it helps you to get what I'm talking about, remember that each of these is no more than about 1 1/2" high and/or wide!)


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