I love the North Carolina Art Museum. There’s always something that I haven’t seen before, both inside and outside. I took a walk around the West Building and discovered a sculpture that’s new to the museum. Lunar Bird, by Spanish artist Joan Miró, is a wonderfully whimsical work of art on loan from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C.
Miró’s work is, to my mind, magical. While he never associated himself with a style, Miró is most often described as a surrealist, with French poet and co-founder of the surrealist movement, André Breton, describing Miró as “the most Surrealist of us all.”