Friday, July 3, 2009

A Pantry Ballet (for Jacques Offenbach)

A Pantry Ballet (for Jacques Offenbach)

Joseph Cornell, American, 1903-1972
A Pantry Ballet (for Jacques Offenbach), 1942

From my foray to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City came a few fine postcards, and this one is my favorite. I've been haunting the Nelson since I was a wee lassie, and this piece has always been one of my very favorite works in the museum since I was but a tiny thing. What kid wouldn't love it??

More info on the artwork here.

Superfun, view large

I sent it from Kansas City to a dear correspondent who always sends me wonderful postcards (and letters, too!). (And, because she is more up to date with her blog, she managed to blog about it before I did!)

And, even though it doesn't have much to do with letter-writing (though one could say that art inspires letters, and I certainly got some great postcards there), I leave you with a photo of the lovely Nelson, just because I love it so, and I'm kinda proud of this photo I took.

The Nelson in June


  1. This is a lovely shot of the museum.One definitely does want to visit after seeing this photo.

  2. Is that a birdie I see in that picture? Or just a funky looking statue. If it is a statue, it reminds me a whole lot of a shuttlecock.

  3. It IS a shuttlecock! They are part of a sculpture commission for Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. There's one or two (not sure) on each side of the building, and I've heard they are meant to suggest that the long Nelson building itself is the badminton net.