Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dubuque Art

I was in Dubuque, Iowa, recently. I wanted to stop by their art museum as they have some original Grant Wood work. As I approached the art museum in my car I noticed a rather large .... something.

I could not believe it. There was an unbelievably HUGE and TALL sculpture of American Gothic standing next to the building.

Seeing this famous work towering above me - and everything else - was somewhat overwhelming.

This is not the sort of thing you forget very easily.

I could not decide if this was gaudy or great. It was certainly memorable.

In another part of town I noticed this large head.

It reminded me of a work in Des Moines and I decided to have a closer look.

Next to this very nice work was a rusty wheel of some sort. I was not quite sure what it was.

Turns out this sculpture is made up of various farm tools.

The more I looked, the more I saw. This was one fascinating work of art!

Yes - that is even a kitchen skillet in there.

As is so often the case, it is the unexpected that is the most interesting.


Hilary said...

You have a lot of cool art in your neck of the woods. That American Gothic seems right for the location. They're proud of their Grant Wood collection.

A Lady's Life said...

Oh I love those statues. Can you imagine. Just like in the picture.

Leslie: said...

Wow! I'd love to see all those things! Thx for sharing!

Jo said...

Russell, those works of art are fabulous! I love the strange head, and what a strange expression!

You never know where you're going to find the most amazing things, hey?