When people think about a museum most of them think about walking around starring at paintings they don’t understand and reading the little cards with their description. After a while they get tired of walking around long hallways and finally decide to leave. On the other hand, the Gallery One at the Cleveland Museum of Arts is more than just a museum, it’s a fun and innovative environment that how Alexander explained, “… the intention of Gallery One was to transform visitors into participants, rather than passive observers.” (2014). When people get their hands on the action they are most likely to have fun, learn, and build experience.
“Vrrrrrrrr” sounds the fans cooling the projectors displaying video instillations of Terry Berkowitz “the last supper”. As I strolled into this gallery, I instantly thought of both “ted talks” we previously had this semester and how the artist we using rather unconventional means to portray their art. In visiting the Boca Museum Of Art I observed 3 specific pieces that tied into lessons I’ve come to learn more about in this semester.
The Brooklyn Museum hosts around 1.5 million works of art of different variations. One particularly fascinating genre is the Ancient Egypt exhibition. On the third floor, the exhibit is split into two sections: Early and New Kingdom, which is separated by a conjoined gallery. Entering into the conjoined gallery, artifacts from both eras are encased in rectangular glass. On the left, is the entrance to the New Kingdom Wing. In this section, a string of spotlights illuminates each encasement with a golden warm hue. Inside some cases are miniature shaved skulls placed upon a singular black pole. In others are lapis jewelry, and fragments of etched clay pottery. Further into the exhibit is yet another enclosed space. The walls are painted midnight black and the lighting is dimmed. There are rows of laid canvas wrapped mummies and tablet remnants all separated in glass.
The Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden, part of the New Orleans Museum of Art, contains several dozen 20th century and 21st century sculptures from across the globe. The five-acre garden mostly features figures from American and European artists, most of them being created within the past 70 years. Surrounded by the beautiful landscape of City Park, many impressive works are presented at the sculpture garden. However, two particular works that stood out to me were the Venus Victorius and Untitled.
On a trip to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, my boyfriend, David, and I strolled through the museum while I, being an art history major, recited to him all that I knew about certain pieces. We observed sculptures by Auguste Rodin, works painted by Georgia O’Keeffe, and busts of Roman leaders. David was enjoying all the artwork until we reached the Contemporary art gallery upon where viewing Mark Rothko’s Untitled No. 11 made in 1963, he shook his head in anger at what he thought was a painting far from a masterpiece. His comment was one I’m sure many have said about this particular piece and many other modern pieces of art, “I could have painted that.” I couldn’t help to reply, “Yeah, but you didn’t.” David’s sudden reaction upon viewing the
On November 24th, 2015, I went on quite an enjoyable adventure to the Timken Museum of Art. I wondered around the whole museum, but specifically spent a significant amount of time examining the Russian icons gallery. This was undeniably a unique style of art that was unlike anything I have ever seen before. For many reasons, the works made me feel very strange and uncomfortable as I looked at them. While the works are remarkable, the majority of them look bizarre and evoke an enormous sense of curiosity. Although the appearance of the images is unappealing to me, this trip impacted my view of world history in a dramatic way.
The museum I went to was the Orlando Museum of Art and the painting I choose to analysis is Soupe D’ane by Miquel Barcelo. This oil painting on canvas was made in 1992. Barcelo depicts donkeys in a bowl being made into soup.
The S.W.O.T. analysis for the Cinicinnati Art Museum is what gives the viewer the information to easily see what is wrong and isn’t wrong with the museum, while providing information on possibilities the museum can capitalize on and what threats could harm the museum.
The two works of art that I have chosen to analyze are 1) Jordan Casteel. Miles and JoJo. 2014. Oil on canvas, 54” x 72” and 2) Aaron Fowler. He Was. 2015. Mixed media, 134” x 165” x 108”. The themes that these works of art represent in regards to the exhibit are love, family, and pain. However, they also fall into other thematic categories. The main theme that seems to apply to both “Miles and JoJo” and “He Was” is Human Experience. Additionally, these arts differ in some ways.
Located on 99 Gansevoort Street, the Whitney Museum of American Art is currently host to an art exhibit by Laura Owens. According to curators, her artwork portrays an “exploration of painting, architecture and perception”, which can be seen in her installation at the museum. In the late 1990s, Owens emerged from the Los Angeles art scene after receiving her masters from California Institute of the Arts. The experimental, abstract and innovative attitude she has towards art is displayed in her 60-painting-feature at the Whitney Museum. These artworks are representative of her career journey as some of them were created in the mid-1990s, when she was a novice artist, while others were finalized a few days before the exhibition. Alongside Owens’ installation are both permanent and temporary collections such as Grant Wood’s “American Gothic and Other Fables”, Zoe Leonard’s “Survey”, and Ilse Bing’s “Dead End II”.
"I am always surprised at all the things people read into my photos, but it also amuses me. That may be because I have nothing specific in mind when I’m working. My intentions are neither feminist nor political. I try to put double or multiple meanings into my photos, which might give rise to a greater variety of interpretations. (Sherman)" In 1977 artist, and feminist, Cindy Sherman created a series of untitled film stills over a five-year span. Each of these stills depicts Sherman playing a different role as a woman in society. Although Sherman did not try to portray a message of feminism in her art, it was inevitable during this time period. When looking at her stills, women now, and in the 80’s saw a message of female empowerment. They saw a beautiful, confident woman making a statement and it made them want to make a statement to. Even though these stills are not on display in a museum, they can be viewed on the Museum of Modern Art website. After examining Sherman’s thirty-fifth film still, it is clear that Sherman’s work depicts a strong message about women of the late 70’s and the early 80’s.
A great artist once wrote, “If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced”. This artist was Vincent van Gogh, soon to be an appraised artist known all around the world for his works, such as Starry Night. He is one of the very first artists of the post-impressionist style than is now adored in every continent. However, there is much more to the man than one painting. Creating a full timeline that stretches beyond Gogh’s life, this paper will discuss the life of Vincent van Gogh and the impression he made on the world.
The first work that I am evaluating is "The Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh which was created in June 1889 and is currently located at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. “The Starry Night” was painted during the post-impressionist period, and is one of several that Van Gogh produced while staying at the asylum in Saint-Remy in southern France. According to Soomo Learning (2017) the piece is "a vision of dynamic spiritual movement from temporality to eternity" (Section 2.4.2 Art Gallery). The painting depicts an imagined view of the town of Saint-Remy, with a Dutch style church at the center and rolling hills in the background. It appears to be just before dawn with bright stars, Venus, and the moon set in a vivid blue swirling sky. Contrasting the bright stars and brilliant blue sky is a dark looming cypress tree that occupies the left side of the image and contains a flamelike appearance.
In South Korea, educational projects supporting arts and culture are conducted by the central and local government through institutions and organizations focused on arts and culture operating programs suited for the socially disadvantaged such as the elderly and individuals with disabilities with support from the government (Jang Sowon, 2007). Educational programs related to art that the government supports include projects such as home visit programs, projects expanding accessibility for individuals with disabilities, and programs for cultural activities. These projects focus around disadvantaged areas and the underprivileged, with the main purpose of providing universal cultural benefits. The most well-known of these projects is the “support
Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet are two highly influential contributors to the art world. Both are renowned artists whose creations are on display in several art museums throughout the world. They are two artistic geniuses who are more alike than they appear to be. While there are many similarities between the lives and art of these two prodigies there are numerous differences as well in their technique/style, subject matter, and personal lives.