This last weekend we finally made it out to the DIA and I had a great time. I spent nearly four hours in the museum and still didn’t see everything. While I had visited the museum on a school trip before, I must have either not seen the Rivera mural or had completely forgotten about it. It’s an incredible mural and was certainly the highlight for me. I thought Mickalene Thomas’s portraits were particularly captivating. The photography showcase featured some pretty powerful works including Merik Goma’s reflection on the pandemic and Dawoud Bey’s Birmingham Project. I also really love French impressionism so getting to see actual paintings by Van Gogh and Monet was super cool.
Later in the week, I got to go with Om to a Tiger’s game as he had gotten free tickets through work. The weather was unexpectedly cooperative, making for a beautiful evening. While the Tigers lost, as is to be expected, the game was exciting down the stretch and the atmosphere in the stadium was electric.