We went to the Fitchburg Art Museum last weekend on a whim. Those of you who know Fitchburg know that it's not a real "up and coming" little city, but they have this little funny gem of a museum. Very small, wonderful traveling art section, and a great permanent selection of portraits, landscapes, and this awesome sketch by Sargent - which I coveted and coveted the talent to do this painting. (gad - this is a sketch! - to me it would be a finished masterpiece)
Anyway - that's not what I brought you here for. They have an interesting Egyptian exhibit with real honest to goodness mummies - including this cat and alligator mummy.
As well as this reproduction chair with lions heads on the ends of the arms.
They have their own little fake Rosetta stone, which was easier to get close to than the real one in the British museum
and this lovely bas relief sculpture of either two sisters, or Mother and daughter or who knows what. I loved it, probably because of the blue paint.
The 85 year old guard was head over heels in love with me for the day (or bored out of his gourd) and followed me around leering and asking if he could take my picture. It was kinda cute but also very odd.....
So happy Animal Wednesday !!!