Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Nerman Museum is the new Grand Arts

It's official the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art at Johnson County Community College not only has the best contemporary art in town, but a decent selection of food at there openings.  Unlike the Kemper, this food was out for all to take, and with plenty of sodas, water, wine and beer.  The theme of the food was "New Mexico" with inspired cuisine that tries to evoke the them of the current exhibition "Unfolding Tradition: Rio Grande Textiles.  My favorite where the hot poppers, followed by some southwestern tortilla chips dipped in guacamole to cool off my taste buds.  After dropping one plate I realized that they don't have trash cans in Overland Park. Magical Asian women in bow-ties and white shirts appear to clean up the mess. Who knew?

It wasn't that long of a drive out to Kansas to visit the Museum, and it was nice being one of the few people under thirty. Eyeing this fact I wanted to whore myself out to some Overland Park art collectors but decided not to.  The textile show was better then I thought it was going to be with some truly unique pieces.  

If you get a chance make sure you hit up the next Nerman Museum opening.

Check it out. Chocolate that looks like rocks. It's both decoration and edible!!!

You can't even tell the difference between a chocolate rock and a real one!