The exhibition that I viewed at the San Antonio Art Museum was called “28 Chinese”. This exhibit was based on the artwork of 28 contemporary Chinese artists. Throughout the exhibit, it was discussing the fall of communism, poverty, the essence of time, resistance, rebellion and the conservation of history. Some of the artwork I saw were created by Zhu Jinshi, Qiu Zhijie, Zhang Huan, and Shang Yixin, just to name a few. The exhibit was on two floors of the museum. When I first entered the exhibit, it led me to a big white room with art being displayed on all walls. The first room was based on the Coca Cola project in which there was a tall case of Coca Cola bottles being displayed right when you walk in. To the right was a clear box that held burnt down Coca Cola bottles. These items being displayed made me want to read about the project since it was a familiar company that most people know. Some of the other rooms were structured differently. Some had sculptures, audio visuals, interactive pieces and others had modified furniture but every piece of art had a description next to it which told who the artist was as well as the meaning of the art itself. The materials used for some of the art works included wood, bamboo, and rice paper. The second floor to the exhibit is mostly abstract art work. The overall theme of this was to express their preservation of Chinese culture being good and bad aspects through art.
Upon entering the museum I was bombarded by this 12 x 45 ft. architectural painting. Almost resembling the museum building itself. With sharp horizontal and verticals lines, this multi colored piece reminded me of our last piece from project 8. Using a variety of colors with no obvious correlation, the clash of colors instantly made me reflect on how I could improve future and previous projects alike. The amount of straight lines in different lengths and widths, also reminded me of our piece from project 1. With no curves and lines going every which way, its amazing how a piece made entirely of lines with no figures could be so captivating.
Ms. Luna, is an artist from the “Cuban Golden Generation” and lives in Miami since 1980. She graduated from San Alejandro School of the Arts. The artist, after graduated, was trained in sculptural ceramics by some of the most importants Cuban painter and sculpture like, Amelia Pelaez, Rene Portocarrero and Wilfredo Lam. Laura’s works goes through the paint and sculpture with a solid theorical and technical background.
Art history professor Wendy Koenig specializes in East Asian art and was part of the team that analyzed and researched the artifacts. She said, “The collection could be vulnerable against the natural lighting coming in from the windows, given the way they’re set up in that boardroom. And we don’t know the insurance value of these artifacts either due to the high cost of getting them appraised.”
United States history is fallacious. In fact, despite the famous saying that all men are created equal, the government slaughtered an estimated 15 to 80 million Native Americans to make room for the exponentially increasing population of the United States. If all men were created equal, then why were they brutally murdered by the government? Similarly, the United States had a hand the Holocaust, another genocide. One example being that the United States did not grant the SS St. Louis, a ship which carried European Holocaust survivors refuge. Thus sentencing the weary passengers to death, forcing them to travel back to Europe where two thirds of the ship perished in concentration camps (insert citation). Interestingly, the United States’ involvement
For my enrichment report, I decided to take a trip to the Los Angeles County Museum. However, I was trapped with the challenging choice of choosing only one museum for my cultural visit. Since, there are so many prodigious and amazing museums to choose from to visit in the county. But, I have heard many great feedbacks about the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from fellow classes mates, friends and family. So, I finally, had my destination set to and planned a visit to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Upon my visit my attention was already fixated on the unique building layout and the many arts exhibited located all around the outside of the museum building. There were several building that housed the many different art exhibits. Such as the first building I walked into, after purchasing a ticket. This building was called the “Ahmanson” building, which housed voluminous and diverse art of the European, Islamic, South and Southeast Asian Art, Art of the Ancient World, Art of the Pacific and Others. There were also many special exhibitions that was hosted at the time of my visit, such as the modern art gallery and Rifkin Gallery for German Expressionism. One of the sculpture centered in the middle of the building of the “Ahmanson” building called “Smoke” really caught my attention. As it quite an enigmatic and stunning metal sculpture that mesmerizes illusions based on your interpretation and perspective of the piece.
When I came to the museum, the first thing that impressed me was the astonishing building: it was a masterpiece itself. The exterior of the Tampa Museum of Art has a light installation, and all I wanted at that moment is night to come so I could see thousands of colored lights reflected in the surface of the river that flows near the museum. What’s more, I liked the design of the museum inside as well. There were white walls and perfect lighting, and nothing would bother contemplation. In many museums I have visited before there was a lot of distractions, but in this museum everything was done on the principle of simplicity, and that was very pleasing to me. Moreover, when we came inside of the museum, it was almost empty. There were just a few visitors, who were fascinated by various drawings and statues. Most of the visitors were teenagers, what slightly surprised me. I
The National Museum of the Pacific War has very fascinating properties. The museum was established in 1969, originally titled The Admiral Nimitz Museum, and after inserting a new, multi-million dollar expansion, it was re-opened in 2007. The attraction was dedicated to all those who served in the Pacific War. It is the only establishment in the continental U.S. devoted wholly to portraying the history of the Pacific Theater battles of World War II. This museum also has many other attractions such as the Admiral Nimitz Museum, George H.W. Bush Gallery, Japanese Garden of Peace, Memorial Courtyard, Plaza of Presidents, and Nimitz Education and Research Center. It also offers reenactments of the Pacific Combat Living History annually, and vaunts
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum located in the Florida International University (FIU) campus is a major cultural institution and has been opened since 1977. The building has three floors and several galleries to display numerous art works. In the first floor there is a gallery exclusively for kids. Here you can find all sorts of art stations to have kids develop and explore their creative and artistic side. The second floor is dedicated to the traveling exhibits; during the visit of this paper the museum had two traveling/special exhibits in display. One of the exhibits was by the Cuban artist Carlos Luna, Green Machine and the other by a traveling photographer Richard Saxton, Creole World. In the third floor of the museum there
Museums have to keep in touch with customers to keep themselves in business. In this day and age, the way to keep in touch with most people is to have a presence on social media with the use of Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. YouTube is also an option because it adds connectivity through videos and it gives the museum access to the users on the Google+ side of the social media network. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is one museum that has an extensive list of videos to help grow their customer base. Visitors can watch the videos of bands getting inducted from the present such as Cheap Trick or Ringo Starr, or visit the past and watch bands such as Led Zeppelin or The Beatles get inducted. This also adds to their Facebook and Twitter base
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.
I visited the Janice Mason Art Museum located in downtown Cadiz, KY. The gallery they had on display was “Colorstorm” If not now… when? by the artist Stacey Torres. The gallery featured upward towards 50 original paintings. Some of the artworks in this exhibit include: The Reddest Thread, Cathy, Queen Anne, Poetry Man 1, Poetry Man 2, and Journey. Stacey Torres is an African-American folk artist, writer, and dancer. She was born in Jamaica, New York and currently lives in New Castile, Indiana. The primary focus of her work is women in natural settings. Her paintings include brilliant colors using different media and include watercolor, oil pastels, and acrylics. (2) The piece I chose to review was titled Journey. This was a large (24 x 36) acrylic painting.
Pérez, an important real estate promoter of Miami, donated 35 million dollars and a selection of valuable works of art of his own collection to the PAMM. In reciprocity for so honorable gesture, the museum was re-baptized to recognize its name. 110 pieces of art that donated the PAMM in 2012; another 102 works also donated recently by the president of the group Draca, Craig Robins. Continuous contributions that every day artists and patron of the arts do, have raised in a considerable way the inventory of the permanent collection of the museum. In entire synchrony with the multiethnic ambience of Miami, this one shows the cultural diversity so established in this magic city of the south of the Florida.
The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles educates people about how people were treated during the Holocaust and what prisoners did in the camps, resulting in the deaths of many. One of the many life-changing exhibits that may open they eyes of many was the Anne Frank exhibit. It features the life of an extraordinary young Jewish writer who lived in a Nazi-occupied country in her early teenage years . Anne is one of the most well-known victims of the Holocaust because of the diary that she kept, while she and her family were in hiding. My favorite quote by Anne Frank is, "In spite of everything, I still believe people are good at heart," because it shows that even through the darkest of times, one can still forgive and have hope for a brighter
After Visiting the Carlos Museum, it became evident to me that the ethics of displaying human remains is more nuanced than I had originally realized. Some cultures, such as the ancient Egyptians, are thought to have striven to be eternalized through mummification, and therefore would have wanted to be put on display. On the other hand, some cultures, like Native Americans, can explicitly tells us that they do not want their remains to be put on display. Furthermore, I learned from this experience that a corpse's treatment right after its death is often an indicator for how a person was viewed in life.