John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Advent 2007: The Adoration of the Shepherds

Matthias Stomer (ca. 1600 – after 1650)
The Adoration of the Shepherds, about 1635-40
Oil on canvas
The Adoration of the Shepherds
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, N.C.

Today's art is from North Carolina, which I've visited thrice. Or maybe four times? I know I was there twice while my sister was in grad school, once for a visit and another for her graduation. And maybe a third time between the two? I forget. Well, she'll set me straight. There was another, non-sister-related visit a few years ago. It was mostly just a means to an end; I wanted to go to Charleston, S.C., but flying into Charleston is wicked expensive, so I flew into Raleigh and drove the rest of the way. On the way back, I made sure I had time to visit the State Capitol, because I love visiting State Capitols. Unfortunately, the building was closed due to it being some Federal holiday or another. Labor Day, I think. Possibly Memorial Day. Mysteriously, though, the nearby North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences was open. Why one state-run facility was open on a holiday and another closed, I couldn't say. Nice museum, though.

Previous Advent posts:

2003: Austin, "Chanticleer"
2004: Fra Angelico, The Madonna of Humility
2005: Greetings from California
2006: Terry Pratchett, from Hogfather

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