Historic Tucson

Went down to Tucson's historic district this afternoon to see the art museum and the old houses in the area. Some of the architecture was striking.

Part of a mural in the background sets off marble used in the museum's construction.

THE TUCSON Museum of Art is well worthwhile, a good mix of modern, 19th century and early pre-Columbian American art. The sculptures from Incan civilizations of 2000 years ago were detailed, artistic, and extremely well-preserved. Some of the Western American art was stunning. Most of the modern crap was crap, although about five total pieces in the modern section were truly beguiling.

The chocolate chip, coconut, butterscotch chip bar at the museum coffee shop outshone most of the art.

This bougainvillea brightens things up in front of a coffee shop near the museum.