We popped over to Birmingham today to run some errands, Whole foods, new ballet shoes,etc. We went to the Birmingham Museum of Art and were very impressed. We got to see a beautiful Sargent painting since we miss visiting Madame X at the Met and they have a great show of 1950's German modernist production pottery. It's called a New Twist: German Pottery from the 1950"s. It is a collection of 60 vases from a private collection of a resident of Birmingham. My imagination is going wild thinking what great people could have loved such interesting work and put a collection together. If your in the area its a must see.