This weekend Lauren and I flexed our underutilized membership and had a cultural Sunday afternoon at SAM. They have a fantastic exhibit on Roman art from the Louvre that opened this weekend. I was surprised at how extensive the exhibit was (large enough that I’ll have to return for a second go around before it’s through on April 6th). They also have three panels on temporary loan from Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise. All ten panels have been under years of restoration, and they are on a final run before returning to a hermetically sealed chamber in Florence (at the Musee dell’Opera del Duomo).
We also stopped at TASTE (the new restaurant at SAM) for lunch. TASTE is all about local organic ingredients, with a bunch of soup, sandwich, and salad options at lunchtime. I thoroughly enjoyed my tomato soup w/grilled cheese. I also snuck a taste of Lauren’s squash soup, which was delicious. I plan to return for dinner and we’ll be sure to bring our camera 🙂