Is the American Society Currently in a Golden Age? The American Society could currently be in what is considered a Golden Age with all of the advancements that are being made daily. America is the number one leader in advancements in the modern day. America has been making useful advancements since
The Frick Collection and The Met: A Comparison The Frick Collection and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are both very distinct art museums. If you visit the museums or their online websites, it becomes very apparent that they differ in historical backgrounds, in their curatorial departments, in the way in which
Social media has taken over the modern day world. It has helped us to communicate,
Over the thanksgiving break I visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Met is an art museum in New York City that has a variety of ancient artwork from different cultures and time periods. There is paintings and sculptures from Ancient Egypt, Ancient Rome and Greece. The museum is additionally home to artwork from many different time periods including ancient Near Eastern Art, Middle Ages and Europe during the Renaissance. The Met also has artwork from many different religions such as Christianity and Islam. Each section in the museum had a specific artwork that attracted my attention.
Our recent class visit to the Blanton Museum provided us with insight into how the institution utilizes social media tools to engage with their current and future publics, expand brand recognition, and attract new visitors to their location. Social media plays a pivotal role in how society communicates day-to-day with each other. With the rapidly increasing use of social media, the museum is now challenged with the ability to be able to reach their audiences in this new online environment.
Boston Cremes. Wayne Thiebaud, 1962, (14 in. x 18 in. Crocker Art Museum) This painting is done with oil on canvas. The painting itself holds visual texture and substance. The repetition and sorting is well executed. With some other works, subject matter which is so simple can come off as bland and boring. Yet Thiebaud was able to turn something so simple into a beautiful piece of art. Wayne Thiebaud uses heavy pigment and defined shadowing. All while the attention to detail is divine. With the well defines brushstrokes to luscious look of the frosting that coats the pieces of cakes. The color is vivid and imminently captures your eye; with intensity and he uses his shading properly while also using proper proportions as the pieces of pie
Currently, social media is the most popular method of communicating and interacting with others. It is a methodology to new media as it changes and evolves with our needs and expectations. Social media has evolved and adapted to become a huge part of our personal and professional lives.
Artistic Exhibits of European Culture The New York Metropolitan Museum offers a vast variety of virtual tours which includes artistic exhibits from historic Europe. In addition to the multitude of current exhibits, the museum offers to the public for free, access to previous exhibits. The exhibit chosen for the tour, “Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection”, was presented from April 12 through July 18, 2016. The collection highlights not only American but also European prints, drawings, and books containing illustrations. Most of the art was available for viewing, and were displayed in the Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Gallery, ranging from the Renaissance to the present. While some pieces were not on view during the exhibit,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. The main Neoclassical architectural style building is located on the eastern edge of Central Park in New York City, New York. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1986. It was founded in 1870 with a mission to collect, preserve, and display works of art. In 1866 a group of Americans gathered at a restaurant to celebrate the Fourth of July. After dinner, John Jay, a prominent lawyer gave a speech proposing that he and his compatriots decided to create a “national institution and gallery of art.” In the next four years, they convinced American civic leaders, art collectors, and philanthropists to support the project, and finally in 1870 the Metropolitan Museum of Art was incorporated. During the 1870s the museum was housed in two different locations in New York City, first in a building at 681 Fifth Avenue and later at 128 West 14th Street. In 1880 the museum moved to its present location in Central Park on Fifth Avenue between 80th and 84th Streets. The museum moved to this land to make a permanent home for the collections. This original Gothic Revival-style brick building, designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mold, was opened to
The Metropolitan Museum of Art,otherwise known as 'The Met' is very well known for it's wide variety art, it being the largest art museum in the United States and one of the most popular art museums in the world. Since 1870, The Metropolitan Museum of Art has been acquiring numerous forms of art for the world to see. It currently holds more than a million works throughout it's seventeen departments, but it all started with a Roman marble sarcophagus-the first ever object acquired. Throughout the museum's history, it has been through renovations in order to include more things from past; several galleries have been opened overtime devoted to certain cultures. In the museum visitors can expect to see pieces of history from all around the world.
The Field Museum started as a Columbian exposition held in Chicago. Everyone who worked in the exposition saw the effect it had to the people who came to visit the event so a year later, Marshall Field agreed to invest on the museum project (Encyclopedia, 2005). In 1894, the museum was established in Jackson Park, but due to the decision of the committee to change the name, they decided to relocate the museum to Grant Park and leave the museum to be known as the Museum of Science and Industry. It was a struggle to find a new location for the museum, but eventually everyone agreed to build it by the lakefront (Field Museum, 2016). In my standpoint, I would not have made the decision better myself. I believe the Field Museum stands where it belongs. It is located in one of the best area in Chicago. It is near other fascinating attractions such as Navy Pier, Adler Planetarium, and Shedd Aquarium; making it easy for
A Day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art I. Jan van Eyck’s “Last Judgment” Jan van Eyck was active since 1422 and died in 1441. He was the most celebrated painter of the fifteen-century in Europe. One of his famous works is “The Last Judgment”.
Museum of Modern Art in New York Roxanne Briano The Museum of Modern Art in New York City is the world’s leading modern art. Its exhibits have been a major influence in creating and stimulating popular awareness of modern art and its accompanying diversity of its styles and movements. The museum’s outstanding collections of modern painting, sculpture, drawings, and prints range from Impressionisms to current movements. Moreover, there are exhibits of modern architecture, industrial design, sculpture, photography, prints and electronic media. The museum presently has a modern art library of 300,000 books and impressive collections of films that are shown regularly. The Museum is said to be the complementary of the Metropolitan Museum
Positioned alongside Central Park in the heart of New York City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the largest and most influential art museums in the world. The Met houses an extensive collection of curated works that spans throughout various time periods and different cultures. The context of museum, especially one as influential as the Met, inherently predisposes its visitors to a certain set of understandings that subtly influence how they interpret and ultimately construct meanings about each individual object within the museum. Brent Plate in Religion, Art, and Visual Culture argues that “objects obtain different meanings in different locations and historical settings.”An object placed on display behind a glass case inside a museum would hold a vastly different meaning if it was put on sale by a street vendor, like the ones who set up their tables in close proximity to the Met. The different meanings that objects are able to obtain is attributed to the relationships that are established between the object itself and the environment that surrounds it. These relationships often involve the kind of audience that a museum attracts, where the work is exhibited, and how the exhibits within a museum is planned out. Museums subsequently have the ability to control how these relationships are established which influences the way a viewer is able to construct meaning. When a visitor observes an object on display at the Met, they instinctively construct a certain set of
Introduction The world has never before been connected as much as it is today. One’s ability to communicate through various mediums is rapidly advancing, and this is much thanks to social media.