The Museum of Fine Arts One pleasant afternoon, my classmates and I decided to visit the Houston Museum of Fine Arts to begin on our museum assignment in world literature class. According to Houston Museum of Fine Art’s staff, MFAH considers as one of the largest museums in the nation and it contains many variety forms of art with more than several thousand years of unique history. Also, I have never been in a museum in a very long time especially as big as MFAH, and my experience about the museum was unique and pleasant. Although I have observed many great types and forms of art in the museum, there were few that interested me the most.
Works Cited 1.) "Love | Indianapolis Museum of Art." Love | Indianapolis Museum of Art. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Nov. 2012. <http://www.imamuseum.org/art/collections/artwork/love-robert-indiana>.
On November 7, 1883, an exhibition organized by “May Wright Sewell, her husband Theodore, and a small group of art-minded citizens” (History, 2017) began what would one day become the establishment now known as the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Since that first exhibition, the IMA has gone through several identity
North Carolina Museum of Art: A Peaceful Journey It must have been 13 years or so since I have been to the art museum, back in elementary school, on a one of a kind field trip. 13 years is way too long to have been away from the art museum, as my experience this year reminded me that. It was a beautiful, sunny October day, although it felt like July, and it was an even better day to talk a walk through the vast, mesmerizing pieces of art that the museum has to offer. The North Carolina Museum of Art provides an abundance of artwork from various time periods, cultures, and one can find art anywhere from Egyptian, to classical, to modern and contemporary art. The artwork that the museum provides not only displays an abundance of artwork, but
A Different Approach to Viewing a Masterpiece Cleveland has been fortunate enough to have become home several popular museums, including The Cleveland Museum of Art. The museum is filled with impressive masterpieces from the beginning of human documented time to today’s world. This free exhibit offers an exciting, enjoyable experience to
Indiana the Hoosiers When people think of Indiana most just think about corn and that is true. Indiana is a state that is all about farming and festivals and the social interaction of the people. When people are out in Indiana one simply smiles and says hello even if they do not normally know one another. This is just a normal occurrence in most parts of Indiana. If people go to another state, things may be much different. People in other states may not hold doors open for one another and it is not considered rude. Whereas in Indiana, if there is someone walking 30 feet behind, better hold that door open for them or that is considered highly rude. Just like any large group of people living among each other, Indiana has a vast set of different
Eastern Illinois University is situated in small town Charleston Illinois in the Midwest region of the United States. Eastern Illinois University was originally founded in 1895 as a teacher’s college and had only a 2-year degree for training teachers for the schools of East Central Illinois, it was known as “Eastern Illinois State Normal School.” “Eastern Illinois State Normal School” had its name changed two more times before finally becoming Eastern Illinois University in 1957. Eastern Illinois University held its first classes in 1899 with 18 faculty members and 125 students. Eastern Illinois University chose its mascot the Panther in 1930 after many years of being called the Blue and Gray.
During our visit to the El Paso Museum of Art, our docent (insert name) took us on a tour of their current exhibitions: Robert Delaunay and Albert Gleizes: The School of Paris from Modern Master Series: Highlights from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Immaculate Conception, Amplified Abstraction, and Modern Stone Totems. In addition to our expedition we observed art of Mexico and New Spain that showcased 17th and 19th century paintings and sculptures. European art with includes paintings and sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Collection. As well as, early American art from the 19th century to the mid 20th century.
The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent agency that is funded by the federal government to help support many artists around the U.S. It has successfully been granting artists of every kind and has benefitted thousands of individuals and communities since its establishment in 1965. The NEA has had a huge impact in the development and the preservation of dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, media arts, museums, music, opera, theater, and visual arts (arts.gov). Over the years the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation. It is the largest annual funder of the arts in the United states and has awarded more than 140,000 grants. In order to extend its reach
When I attend the Oklahoma Art Museum this morning, I was completely blown away by the different styles, technique, and artistic abilities that artist have. Art can come in many forms and can involve many different things. From paintings, sculptures, and abstract pieces of the modern world. Along with my visit, I got to experience a new collection of blown glass that was absolute remarkable. As I walked though the museum, it was as I walked though time and got to see how each period’s art changed throughout time. From the different shades of color to the different types of technique that filled the halls of the Oklahoma City Art Museum, each piece was genuine in its own way. I was starstruck as I witnessed Lowell Nesbitt’s Parrot Tulip, Richard Diebenkorn’s Albuquerque, and Dale Chihuly’s blown glass.
The Art Institute of Chicago is an encyclopedic art museum that features a collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection. Much can be found in its collection of American art, Old Masters, European and American decorative arts, Asian art, Islamic art, Ancient and Classical Egyptian art,
Never before have I seen a museum as grand as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. From its architecture to its massive art collection, The Met has a little bit of everything and one is sure to find something that captures his or her interest. Considering that The Met is the United States' largest art museum, it is easy to get lost within its many corridors and wings. My visit to The Met took place during the last week of July. Despite the almost unbearable heat and humidity that hung in the air, visiting museums under these climate conditions is a welcome respite from a suffocating, yet bright summer afternoon.
Brief History Nebraska Humanities Council was established in 1973 – later renamed to be Humanities Nebraska (2013). After speaking with a staff member of Humanities Nebraska, I learned a great deal more about the structure of the organization and how it originated. When the Nebraska Humanities Council was established in 1973, it started as a state-based affiliate through the National Endowment for the Humanities (L. Makowski, personal communication, September 10, 2015). Humanities Nebraska consists of two organizations that break up the types of work: Nebraska Humanities Council and the Nebraska Foundation for the Humanities. The former oversees programs, conducts projects, and awards grants. The latter advocates for the funding of Humanities
The museum is dedicated towards the preservation of the history and culture of Independence, and in the promotion of arts and crafts, for the enjoyment of the community and its visitors.
The Cambridge Dictionary Online defined museums as “places of study, buildings where objects of historical, scientific or artistic interest are kept, preserved and exhibited”. To The Museums Association, a museum is “an institution which collects documents, preserves, exhibits and interprets material evidence and associated information for the public benefit”.