57th Wedding Anniversary

Last Friday was my parents’ 57th wedding anniversary. They were married in June 1952 in Knoxville, Tennesee. My father grew up in Hickory Township,
Pennsylvania. He met my mother at a Knoxville dance while he was working at the nuclear center at Oak Ridge.

My younger brother Pete Dickinson was in the Bay Area this week to visit clients, so we had a family celebration. Yesterday’s highlight was a walk through the amazing Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University where we visited the world-class Rodin Collection. Cantor has a huge collection of art by
Auguste Rodin:

    • “This exhibition presents the Center’s entire Rodin collection, 200 works in all. The Cantor Arts Center’s collection of Rodin bronzes is the largest in the world outside Paris, second only to the Musee Rodin. The majority of the collection remains on the ground floor, occupying three galleries. Approximately 170 works by Rodin are on view inside the Center, mostly cast bronze, but also works in wax, plaster, and terra cotta. Twenty bronzes, including The Gates of Hell, on which Rodin worked for two decades to complete, are outside in the Sculpture Garden. The Burghers of Calais are nearby on campus. The Rodin Sculpture Garden is open all hours, with lighting for nighttime viewing. Admission is free.”

We also got to see a Deborah Butterfield bronze cast driftwood horse in Cantor’s front hall.You may have seen another member of sculptor Butterfield’s herd at SFO, the San Francisco airport. Another favorite sculpture at Cantor is “Stone River” by Andy Goldsworthy.

Wade and Eleanor in 1952 

Deborah Butterfield's bronze cast driftwood horse, Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson

Deborah Butterfield’s horse 

Deborah Butterfield's bronze cast driftwood horse, Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson

Katy, Pete, Eleanor, Wade 

Katy Dickinson, Pete Dickinson, Eleanor Creekmore Dickinson, Wade Dickinson<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson

Iris by Rodin 

Iris by Rodin, Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson

three Rodin busts 

three Rodin busts, Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson

Caryatid by Rodin 

Caryatid by Rodin, Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson

Goldsworthy’s “Stone River” 

Stone River by Andy Goldsworthy, Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson

Images Copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson

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2 responses to “57th Wedding Anniversary

  1. DocTeger

    In 2003, my siblings and I threw a surprise 50th party for my parents. We invited all their friends and had them cover their faces with masks of my parents’ faces from 1953. This is what my parents saw when they walked in the restaurant. Here’s a picture I took – after the fact.
    http://www.amanandamouse.com/gallery/floridatrips/50friends.html
    Congrats to your folks!

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