But, through the internet, I was able to narrow down what I wanted to see. I didn't even see the entire museum but only selected sections.
These are some of my favorites:
Surreal Exhibit at Victoria and Albert MuseumThese art pieces have other names, but I like what I call them:
My friend, KM and I went here. This exhibit is still avant-garde, even though most of the works are approaching 80 or more years.
Tate ModernI went for one thing: to ride the SLIDE. It was free, but KM and I had to wait.
We got into these bags, laid down, and went down! The first slide went down 3 floors; the second went down 5 floors.
Here's the Artist Statement about his interactive sculpture.
The British LibraryI wanted to see the MAGNA CARTA, but I guess it's under lock and key. But, I was able to browse this super interactive book program. You see a digitized image of the text. You move your hand, as though you are turning the page of a real book. The image changes to the next page.
Here is the list of the books with this software. However, read the requirements to view them on your computer.
KM got some tickets for this exhibit. I wasn't too eager to see it (since I already am in the New World), but once I went inside, I changed my mind.
This tells the story of all the countries that went to the New World (not just England) and was frank about how the natives were treated and how they fared.
The best part were the drawings made by all the artists on the trip.
This magnet is a compilation of sketches done about New World peoples and animals. My favorite is the much taunted pink flamingo.
Some hoity-toity suburbs in the U.S. don't allow plastic pink flamingos on the lawns. Well, I think all the suburbanites should rebel and let their homeowner's association know that the English have elevated the pink flamingo to a high status!
It was also insprirational: the combination of drawing and text. If Moleskins had existed then, oh what could have been made!!