I looked for Alofa, Nine and Law at Tresidder. We had some snacks from TresEx before I went off to a chemistry midterm. After the midterm, which was terrible basically, we met again at Tresidder and I biked to my dorm in front of their rental van. We visited Manzanita’s afternoon service for smoothies, sandwiches before walking to the Rodin Sculpture Garden and the adjacent museum…it is now called the Cantor Center for Visual Arts rather than the Leland Stanford Junior Museum.
When we first got in Nine got snapped at a couple of times. Like in the San Diego Museum of Art, there are people walking around making sure you do not disturb the art–Nine touched one of the statues and got a loud “Excuse me!” from one of these people. We moved on to an exhibit of “Picasso: Graphical Artist.” Nine expressed aloud his opinion that the items on display were reproductions, and a woman behind us replied sternly that she did not think they were reproductions…
There were exhibits of things from ancient China, and from some Southeast Asian islands that were interesting…Law and Alofa stopped touring on the first floor, but Nine and I went upstairs and saw some more interesting stuff. There is a photographer, Muybridge, famous for his pictures capturing motion. I was previously familiar with his work from pictures of a horse running–pictures that showed that at a time all four of a horse’s hooves are off of the ground (or showed that there is no such time, I forget).
Anyway, there was an exhibit of this guy’s work there. Apparently he did some work for and was a friend of Leland Stanford, who helped him escape conviction for murder when he killed his wife’s lover. This photographer photographed motion, as I said; specifically nude motion. For example there was one (blurry) series of photos “Nude man on horseback.” He also photographed people with disabilities; one set of pictures depicts a boy with double amputation at the thigh lifting himself onto a chair and then lowering himself down again even without the use of his legs.