On Friday, I had a bit of free time before rehearsal, so I went to the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford’s beautiful art museum. It’s the perfect size, not so huge that you find it overwhelming. There is currently a special Andrew Wyeth Exhibition going on that shows some of his paintings along with the studies he executed of each subject. I saw the Atheneum’s collection of paintings and a Civil War Exhibition that included a letter handwritten by Abraham Lincoln to Horace Greely. That gave me goose bumps. I stand in awe of Abraham Lincoln.
This sculpted trapeze artist hangs from the ceiling of one of the rooms.
And this beautiful stained glass ceiling is in another room.
This is one of my favorites from this museum, “Two Girls with Oleander” by Klimt.
I included this because it’s “The Tempest” by Magritte. And that’s the name of the play I’m here to coach.
This is “Autumn in the Village” by Marc Chagall.
There were beautiful sculptures and antiquities. I had a lovely time and plan to go back again. Because I’m working at the theater, I get in free.
My schedule is filling up – so much so, that I can’t go home this week. I’m sad. However, it would be too hard to drive all that way for just one day at home. I broke the news to Don last night. I know he would like me there for a few days as we had a scare with Riley on Thursday night. He was bleeding from his mouth (the right side) and Don couldn’t get near him to figure out what was going on. It was very frightening. We finally decided that Don should take him to the Emergency Vet and, miraculously, on the way there Riley stopped bleeding and seems to be fine today. Thank goodness. There must have been some injury to the right side of his mouth – a cut or a sore of some kind. He was fine on Friday. He ate his food and he didn’t bleed. Keep our boy in your thoughts, okay? He’s had a hard time of it and I want him to be with us as long as possible.
Have a good Saturday.