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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day to me

After reading a fellow blogger's post about going to the Noguchi playscapes at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia, I decided to treat myself by visiting the 1961 Noguchi sculpture installation in my city, Fort Worth, Texas. So I hopped in the car and drove the five minutes to 7th Street in the downtown area and feasted my eyes on something better than chocolate.

Noguchi sculpture in downtown Fort Worth, TX, 1961
Three Tsukuba granite elements, six, twelve and twenty feet high

Then I remembered that this is another Noguchi sculpture garden in town...the one entitled Constellation that he created in honor of Louis Kahn, the architect who designed the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

Constellation (for Louis Kahn), 1982
Four  basalt monoliths in the east side courtyard of the Kimbell Museum


  1. Definitely better than chocolate. Nifty pictures - I love seeing photos from different cities :)

  2. @Tanya: I sometimes start to take my city for granted and need to take a fresh look around.

  3. Gorgeous! I think it's so smart to act like a tourist in your own city from time to time. Gives you fresh eyes.

  4. @adriane: I sometimes think about all the wonderful places I'd like to visit. They seem so glamorous...but I'm sure they're taken for granted by their inhabitants too. Tourists come to my city every day, so you're right that I should try to look at it through their eyes from time to time. When I do, I'm always amazed.

  5. Whoa I grew up in Fort Worth and have never seen that sculpture downtown. Im gonna have to go see it with my own eyes! Thanks!

  6. @Jessica LeAnne: I just took my son-in-law to see it today. He didn't know it was there either. We also went to the Kimbell to look at the Noguchi sculpture garden in the east courtyard. If you go into the main parking lot and take a left, there's a narrow walkway into the courtyard, bordered by the museum and a tall concrete wall topped with huge shrubs. It's a big open space with 4 gigantic monoliths, and it's beautiful in its simplicity.