MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: NOVEMBER 12-18, 2018! (PART 1)
A week in Denver, Colorado for a museum technology conference (yay) and a lot of visits to museums, historic houses, and touching snow whenever possible.
After walking around RiNo for a bit, we stopped at Epic Brewing.
After a few hours in our hotel rooms, we reconvened to head out to try an izakaya place called “Mizu Izakaya”
In 19 degree weather, I still wanted some coffee ice cream at Little Man
This hotel had themed levels, so mine was I think Rock and Roll? Tristan’s was Chick Flick’s. There was also a horror level on 13. But the worst thing of all was the elevators had custom jingles for each level of the hotel as you arrived at the floor…and they played everything you were in the elevator. Sometimes I’d be in there with like 10 people, 6 different floors and it was a bit maddening. A weird circle of hell.
An exhibition that looks at the changing climate of the region through visual culture, but *oops* nobody thought to include any POV of the people native to the region. Hey, it happens, museums. But when you ask people questions, they’ll tell you whatever they want in response!
We watched a show about our solar system/universe (mind-blowing) and also saw other applications to the dome—some 360 videos that can bring students to archaeological sites and even oops when it breaks, the 24 computers restarting at the same time.
Media Archaeology Lab! It’s a technology learning space with all working early personal computing devices, desktops, office computing devices, video games, and more.
I shared this on my Instagram, but this is where I discovered the game I was trying to find from my childhood was not “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” It was “Where in TIME is Carmen Sandiego!” So happy to remember the title. Need to find a place to play it.
Enjoying the Denver Art Museum’s exhibition about animals in art.
1UP, arcade bar
Took a break from the conference rooms and decided to head out to see some museums. Started at the Clyfford Still Museum.
Across the street from the Clyfford Still was the Byers-Evans House Museum, and we thought, why not? I love a historic house.
The house was built in 1883 and only two families ever lived in the house. The second family lived there until the 1980s, I believe. The furniture, wallpaper, art, and decor is 90% original from the family. It’s staged to look like the early 1910s period of the home.
One of the women who lived in the house was really interested in Native American textile and pottery and she traveled across the Southwest to collect pieces. Not sure much more about how that went down, but we were told her collection was donated to the Denver Art Museum, conveniently directly next to this house.
Ended the tour in the kitchen, the most updated room in the home. I really had a blast ogling all the wallpapers and imagining being a rich daughter weaving in my fancy Colorado house on the frontier.
The Molly Brown House aka “Unsinkable Molly Brown” (we were told nobody really called her that and she never went by Molly only Margaret). She survived the sinking of the Titanic and went on to become a philanthropist (she also loved traveling and had some cool things from her travels in her place).
From conference hotel to Steuben’s
I’m going to split this post in half because I have 400 photos to share from this week (sorry!) Also, I know this is a bit late, I’ve been busy with some freelance work, settling back after this week away, and Thanksgiving. Hope you’ve all been well.
Much love friends!