Barrick Gothic Guests

Dennis and Suzanne Dudley at The Barrick. September 2015.

When Dennis and Suzanne Dudley travel from Michigan to visit their daughter in Boulder City each year, they work in a tour of The Barrick Museum. This was their 12th trip to the museum in 18 years, said Suzanne, who read up on “Recent Acquisitions” and the story behind Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. She was prepared for her self-guided tour.

The couple are not strangers to exploring culture while on the road. On this trip, while in Iowa, they toured the home that prompted Grant Wood to paint American Gothic. That may have inspired Dennis to offer this pose at the garden entrance of The Barrick.

They left Las Vegas this week to meet up with Route 66 in Kingman, Arizona, then make their way home to Lansing. Will they hit the Mother Road on rented Harley’s to make it a full American cultural experience? “Nope,” says Dennis. “How about a rented Chevy mini-van?” That’s still a form of American regionalism. Safe travels to the Dudley’s.

By Ed Fuentes

2 thoughts on “Barrick Gothic Guests

  1. Thank you for making my folks feel welcome, Ed! They stop at the Barrick pretty much every time they come to visit, and they enjoy the artwork and the garden.

  2. Nice people! I also liked their tale of seeing The Detroit Industry Murals by Diego Rivera. We hope to see you soon too! – EF

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