I love a good museum, especially one that is housed in a lovely building. On a Sunday living up to its name Crissy and I, took advantage of an offer from cousin-in-law (if that is the right term) Jerrold and girlfriend Kim to explore the Pinto Art Museum.
What a find it was! Entering through a small gated archway, I could have been mistaken for thinking I’d ended up in the Mediterranean countries. The greenery and the whitewashed buildings were a world away from the glass and steel buildings of the everyday. The addition of a little chapel near the entrance was a nice juxtaposition of historical art, leading as it would, to modern art.
I could find no information about the actual buildings but I think that adds to the aura of the place. The relaxing atmosphere leaves the adventurer free to explore and stumble upon the pieces as haphazardly as one wishes. I imagine sitting for a time at the mini amphitheatre watching a play in the dusk breeze would be amazing.
With chairs and beds placed around, as well as some statues and sculptures to keep one satiated between galleries this is a truly wonderful place to seek out and appreciate nature as well as art.
A courtyard to rest in is a pleasant distraction. Soaking up the relaxing atmosphere, doing a little people watching, it is good to see that people of all different ages are taking pleasure in the works on display and the ambience, not to mention the welcome breeze.
The final surprise was on the way out when we happened upon this colourful birdie who remained mute but I suspect should a pirate come along he would soon go into full flow. Next post(s) I will show you some of the artwork which was diverse, at times surreal but always fascinating.