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College and the Arts 2015 Reprise

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It’s really nice to be home after ten days on the road, but the College and the Arts trip with Eli was fantastic. Here are some highlights and pointers from the trip.

Laguna and Los Angeles
school: UC Irvine
hotels: 14 West and Palomar Los Angeles
arts: LACMA
highlight: visiting Bob and Espie in Topanga
special thanks to: Louise Schlegel and Carter Jones

Kandinsky

Kandinsky

Santa Cruz
school: UC Santa Cruz
hotel: The Paradox
arts: Driving up the California coast on CA-1
highlight: getting sunburned on CA-1
we missed: Brian Chess (who got sick)

Sequoia Trees at UC Santa Cruz

Sequoia Trees at UC Santa Cruz

San Francisco
school: UC Berkeley (Cal)
hotel: Palomar San Francisco
arts: The Elias String Quartet
highlight: the berkeley tour with Jonathan
special thanks to: Jacob and Jonathan

The Elias Quartet

The Elias Quartet

Fossils and Bells at Berkeley

Fossils and Bells at Berkeley

Colorado
school: Colorado College (Eli’s favorite by far)
hotel: Garden of the Gods
arts: um, well, grappa?!
highlight: hanging out with Pier and Debra
special thanks to: Pier and Debra for the hospitality

Now THIS is art.

Now THIS is art.

Colorado College and Pike's Peak

Colorado College and Pike’s Peak

Maine
schools: Bates and Colby
hotel: Maple Hill Farm Inn
arts: Colby College Art Museum
highlight: who knew there could be snow in April?!

View from Maple Hill Farm Inn

View from Maple Hill Farm Inn

The World

The World

North Carolina
schools: Duke and UNC
hotel: the umstead
arts: North Carolina Museum of Art
highlight: Our docent Francesca’s incredible tour

UNC: Football stadium or prison?  Hmm.

UNC: Football stadium or prison? Hmm.

Francesca

Francesca

College and the Arts: North Carolina Museum of the Art

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NCMA has a fantastic collection, particularly if you get a tour thought out carefully in advance by a serious curator. Thanks Francesca for producing the apex of our college and the arts tour.

NCMA Spring blue

NCMA Spring blue

Francesca

Francesca

The tour started with early artifacts from Egypt, Rome, and the Renaissance, through the lens of human cognition, psychology, medicine, and psychosis. The arts are a necessary salve for the human condition.

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Each picture has a story

Each picture has a story

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Look closely, the moon is waxing.

Look closely, the moon is waxing.

Beware: your head may explode, smolder, or otherwise smoke

Beware: your head may explode, smolder, or otherwise smoke

Fingers out of control

Fingers out of control

hilarious

hilarious

eerie

eerie

The Blue Dancer is somewhat of a nexus. Ahead of its time and forgotten. Also see this book.

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Oh no!

Oh no!

Eli will save you. Eli will possibly save us all.

Eli will save you. Eli will possibly save us all.

In the end, it is all information in space and time. Without negative space, there is nothing. More than this, there is nothing.