|BACK ENTRANCE ("RIVER DOOR"). MID-18TH CENTURY.|
There were a couple of special exhibits Al wanted to see and they fortuitously didn't end until Sunday. So we walked over in the baking sun.
|THE SIMPLE TILE WORK OF THE LAYMEN'S ARCH.|
I raised my eyebrows a number of times at some of the art on display. But, the two artists Al was especially interested in seeing were both names I recognized (although really knew nothing about) and artwork I found interesting.
|THE LARGE CLOISTERS.|
LOOKING FROM THE ORIGINAL REMAINS TO 19TH AND 20TH-CENTURY RECONSTRUCTIONS.
|MY COUSIN THE CURATOR (BACKGROUND, RIGHT)... READING.|
|THE "LITTLE CLOISTERS." MID-1400s.|
(THE KNEELING NUNS AT FIRST GLANCE LOOKED LIKE YODA.)
|CHAPTER HOUSE. BURIAL PLACE OF THE RIBERA FAMILY (PATRONS OF THE MONASTERY).|
|IS THAT A BREATHING TUBE?!?|
|GALLERY BUILT AROUND PART OF CHIMNEY BASE.|
A JOSÉ PIÑAR "REMASTERING" ON THE WALL.
|JOSÉ PIÑAR: "GREATEST HITS."|
(A GREAT EXHIBIT, BUT MAYBE THEY SIMPLY RAN OUT OF WALL SPACE.)
|FIONA TAN: FRONT-AND-BACK PROJECTED "FAMILY' SLIDES IN HER "POINT OF DEPARTURE" EXHIBIT.|
|FIONA TAN: ONE OF MANY [POINT OF DEPARTURE] DOORS INTO HER VIDEO EXHIBITS.|
|BRITISH-STYLE OVENS FROM 19TH- AND 20TH-CENTURY CERAMICS FACTORY.|
|"HOMBRE-ORQUESTA" ("ONE-MAN BAND") BY CURRO GONZÁLEZ|
THERE WERE HORNS ON A NEARBY WALL FROM WHICH MUSIC RANDOMLY PLAYED.