ganesha at the pacific asia museum. we started, appropriately, by enjoying delicious indian food for lunch. the pacific asia museum is small and lovely, full of interesting asian artifacts. the ganesha exhibit was primarily photographs of modern ganesha festivals and a video explaining the traditions surrounding ganesha. the video was the highlight of the exhibit, as it captured the sheer energy and vibrancy of the festival.
norton simon , which i think has one of the best permanent collections in southern california. when we walked in, we each named the pieces we wanted to visit. george wanted to pay homage to the norton simon's ganesha, since it was what first captured her interest in him, so we made a stop downstairs where the norton simon has a fantastic collection of asian art.
before heading downstairs, we stopped at my choices. first up was an absolutely gorgeous 16th century adam and eve . then a stop at my favorite matisse and my favorite picasso. i've been wanting this picasso for my wall for ages, so i finally caved and bought the print, which hopefully i can have framed as a birthday present.