yesterday was date day. matt took off work so we could go out one more time before school let out for christmas break. we headed over to crystal bridges museum of american art to see the state of the art exhibit. it was super cool. i love that the walton family invested so much into northwest arkansas and made the museum possible. it’s a really big deal to have a cultural center of this caliber in our area and basically walmart made it happen.
but as you enter the state of the art exhibit, you walk through this amazing granny crochet tunnel with a cat at the pinnacle. kind of the greatest thing ever. and while some of the pieces made me really consider the question, ‘is this really art?’ a lot of the ideas behind the physical items were very thought-provoking. like the living room set up where each piece of furniture and all the decorations were connected to cables that slowly drew them into a whole in the wall. and so every day they inched closer together until everything is just in a big messy pile in the center of the room. and the dot matrix printer that records every time a ship passes another ship in the night and also simultaneously triggers a light to flash in downtown bentonville to signal the occurrence of such a rare event. pretty interesting stuff.
but after wandering around a museum for a couple hours, we were ravenously hungry and hopped over to the greatest sushi house of all time. we feasted like royalty on raw fish and it was awesome. then hit up kennedy coffee next door to warm ourselves against the cold grey day.
and as per usual, we ended our date day at 28 springs for cocktails. i ordered my favorite french 75 and matt sipped a classic manhattan. we saw tons of friends around the bar and we laughed and talked and enjoyed life. i love date day.