April 5, 2008

Glass enclosures.

The Oceania room at the Met

In the Oceania room at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

ADDED: Since commenters seem unfamiliar with human costumery, let me add this picture I took a few weeks ago at the Museum of Natural History. (These are African.)

Costumes

14 comments:

Middle Class Guy said...

Ah, we have finaly found the infamous strawman!

Goatwhacker said...

Who knew Cousin Itt hung out in the Oceania room?

AllenS said...

Ann, what on earth are those grassy things?

Ann Althouse said...

Costumes!

rhhardin said...

Tibet has nicer costumes.

Slightly Sino-fied with typically not very well synchronized moves, but a nice hip move occasionally. (What's that onion ring thing they're wearing?) Dyssynchronism seems to be a feature in general.

Ladakhi takes the award for grunge outfits and lamest dance moves as it moves into the 20th century.

YouTube as museum.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Are those rock hurlers in that glass enclosure? Tsk. Tsk.

George said...

Just good friends...by Irving Penn

ricpic said...

Cover me in conch shells when I die,
Float me out to sea,
Seaweed come and coil around me,
Sink me with a sigh.

PatCA said...

They look like pasta suits -- shells and fettucine!

rishigajria said...

Ms.Althouse,

Those train pictures were really cool. When are you coming back to Bloggingheads?
How about an episode about music?

Ron said...

Hey Doc! You out artin' around again? Or more shoe shopping?

Ann Althouse said...

I'll be on Bloggingheads in a few days, barring unforeseen screwups.

Today, I went with my grandnephew to see "The Lion King."

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Hakuna Matata.

somefeller said...

The Menil Collection has a great leather-and-nails Wildman bodysuit that is something out of a Clive Barker nightmare. I couldn't find a picture online, but you can find a reference here .