I went to the Yale Center for British Art today with a friend after going there myself on Saturday.
Saturday was family day where a relatively staid museum had a kids band playing across it which was bizarre and kind of awesome.
Today. I found the long room of the museum interesting on the fourth floor, and revisited the fascinating and weird the Paston Treasure exhibition. https://britishart.yale.edu/exhibitions/paston-treasure-microcosm-known-world
It’s very strange, because I think the work itself is a mess with just way too many elements. But, the film and exhibition about this seventeenth century piece and about the Paston family is fascinating. Like the patron of the family giving an incredible 2.5 million pounds to the army. And spending incredible amount of money. Eventually where the son married the daughter of the king and his mistress. And becoming royals that way.
And how much they liked cups made from nautilous shells.
Just fascinating and weird stuff, very interesting five minute short film narrated by Stephen Fry too.
Even though the picture itself it describes is a mess.