One of our stops during our summer trip to Chicago was to the Field Museum. This family LOVES museums. We live about an hour or so from Washington DC, so we've hit lots of the Smithsonian museums numerous times. Zack has been in the Hirshorn Museum gazing at Calder mobiles and other modern art since before he could walk.
For this particular blog post, we'll be focusing on the Asian section of the museum, particularly the Tibetan exhibits. I wish they allowed photos in the special Genghis Khan exhibit, but you can see examples by clicking here.
Keep in mind these exhibits were DARK, and I am just not talented enough to compensate for that with my camera, so you get what you get! :-)
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and can tell me who the statues represent.
Tibetan prayer wheels. The detail was amazing, but I couldn't get that shooting through glass AND in the dark.
Tibetan Shell Trumpet.
Tibetan flags (very blurry, pretend they're moving in the breeze).
Check out all the animal totems!
It's easy to miss that when you're focused on the gold.
This is, if I remember correctly, jewelry of some sort.
No idea of the name.
Don't know his name, either, but I like his peacefulness.
An amazing (and huge!) bell.
I THINK this is a Chinese drum. It was large and very, very cool.
And very, very old.
I obviously have a thing about these icons.
And I think we'll stop the photo album there, before you get too bored and start throwing stale popcorn at me! What's left to show you (over time)? More architecture, the planetarium, and the aquarium. Oh, and more Ferris wheel action. And a Starbucks montage. Because that place was seriously on EVERY corner when we took the bus tour.
Thanks for looking!
Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking here. She is also the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party® and author of the book Bead Soup.
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