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 changes. They were first named, the Art Association of Indianapolis. Their next identity was as the John Herron Art Institute, which opened a whole new chapter, as they became “a campus featuring both a museum and an art school.” (History, 2017) Today, the IMA is one of the largest encyclopedic art museums in the nation. The IMA has had various leadership and staff over the years that have lent to how the museum operates today.
The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) holds many works of art from all types of cultures from around the world. The Torso of an Emperor in the Guise of Jupiter from Roman culture and the Torso of Aphrodite from Greek culture, are but two of them. It is unknown who the artist was for either of them, but the work has lived on for centuries. During the time period the gods were known for their perfection- like body and extraordinary looks. Since the sculptures highlight only the torso of the body it represents that only image matters and the brain does not.
As Edgar Degas once said, “ Art is not what you see, but what others make you see”. The St. Louis Art Museum is a place for artist to display their art and give spectators the option to see art from a new perspective. This was the case for me. As we walked up to the beautifully structured building that stood so tall and wide, my expectations were extremely high. At first glance I notice the bronze statue of King Louis IX of France riding high on his horse. From this statue alone, my expectations of the art museum grew stronger. I have never been to an art museum before, so I wasn’t sure of what to expect. My first expectation was to see huge detailed sculptures right as I walked through the door. That expectation didn’t come true.
Countless art has been sought-after throughout history. Explorers, scientists, art collectors, politicians, and entrepreneurs from Western nations have sought out and removed art from the lands of great civilizations, often with the assistance and participation of local people and governments. Even as cultural property faces immediate danger today in conflict zones like Syria and Mali, there is circumstantial evidence that some nations are awakening to the political and foreign policy benefits that can flow from the repatriation of cultural patrimony. While on a different scale from World War II, historic structures, religious monuments, and other priceless ancient times continue to suffer collateral damage and manipulation in armed conflict. Relics have been stolen, smuggled and sold in what is a reported multibillion dollar underground market. They have become the illicit prizes of private collectors and the subject of legal claims against museums. Of the countless museums subject to legal claims, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City happens to be one of them. “The Metropolitan Museum has acquired thousands of works and objects of art from the antiquities”. “For the past several years, the government of Turkey has warned U.S. and foreign museums (including The Metropolitan Museum of Art), that unless ancient objects from Turkish soil are given up on demand, Turkey will stop lending artworks” (The Committee for Cultural Policy, 2015). Turkey continues to up the
The Carnegie Museum of Art was a museum created to focus on the art of tomorrow rather than already popular art and artists of today. A necessary part for that dream of Andrew Carnegie to become a reality is having a place to house these art pieces. While of course he could have just found an empty warehouse and placed all the art there that would neither have given the pieces of art justice nor would anyone want there personal collection to be placed on display there. Instead, in order to have a successful art museum you have to house the art in a place that does it justice. Museums heavily rely on their architecture to accurately portray and supplement the showpieces within the museum. Carnegie’s art museum
I drew inspiration from the creative indigenous cultures and the drama of the scenery. I painted many impressionist works of art during our travels. On our journey back we traveled through Santa Fe. On this journey I made contact with the artist community within the Museum of Mexico.
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.
The Polk Museum of Art is a fairly small but unique collection of galleries near downtown Lakeland. It has several permanent exhibitions containing over 2,500 works of art (“Mission and History”) and also features new collections and works of art that it rotates out. PolkMuseumofArt.org explains which exhibitions are currently displayed and is updated to include upcoming events, descriptions of collections, and artists’ bios and statements on their works, as well as classes, camps, and speakers that will be held or featured at the museum (“Upcoming Events”). The website is an extremely useful tool to learn about the art that can be found at the local attraction, and it lends insight for visitors who want to know background
The name of the museum I visit was the Lowe Art Museum in the University of Miami, I really loved the visit I enjoy it and I learn about so many cultures and different arts that amaze me of how they were so creative and passionate. The work that I select because it called my attention since I got to the place it make me change my direction and to go there because of that brilliant blue and fantastic size that had so much beauty in it. Breathing Glass by Sandy Skoglund she was born on September 11, 1946 in Quincy Massachusetts; she attended Smith College, where she studied studio art and art history from 1964 to 1965. When I stand up in front of that giant art I start visualizing and try to see her idea in my mind without really knowing anything about her. When I saw it I didn’t even see the tiny men in the bottom, where the head of the three figures that their body where like humans. The first thing I saw where the beautiful crystalize dragonflies in the back they were so many and with the same size. The human figure had different size for my interpretation was like a woman, a children and a man. That feeling that the work aroused in me was of freedom because when you
I’ve been to many museums and art exhibitions before but this is the first time I ever attended one in Washington. Back in my country, my parents always take me to those places on the weekend and the passion of watching arts and crafts grew inside me since then. I first explored Bellevue Art Museum a few weeks ago when my friend said there is a really fascinating exhibition about modern sculpture as well as china painting materials. At first, I would never able to imagine how artists can bring animals such as deer and crow-like bird to blend with modern culture and use imagination to represent their idea about society. I really enjoy how visiting those places makes me appreciate the talents of the artists, looking at those sculptures and paintings
Los Angeles is a beautiful city filled with many classy shops, modern houses and many diverse restaurants base from China, Korea, America as well as many other different countries. However, there is a museum that located right in the heart of Los Angeles where 6th street and Wilshire Boulevard parallel with each other. This is a very interesting place with many tourists and people visiting each day. The museum is a familiar attraction for many LA locals, and it is also the largest art museum in the Western United States named Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
For this assignment I visited the David Owsley Museum of Art and chose the three pieces of art that really stood out to me. I chose the artwork, Book of Hours, Christ, and, Virgin and Child with St. John the Baptist. I found these to be the most interesting and have the best depiction of religion in the Middle Ages. Visiting the Museum gave me a lot of insight about the middle ages and appreciation for that time.
As of recently, I had visited the UNM Art Museum to explore their various exhibits. There were four art exhibits at this art museum; Mata Ortiz, The 22nd Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition, Remnants: Photographs From the Disfarmer Studio, and Lightning Speak. Each exhibit portrayed similar characteristics, such as color, seating, and physical space. As with each art gallery, white is the primary neutral color used to display each piece. The white posts used to display certain pieces and walls gave a very modern and clean feel to the museum. As for seating, I was much too immersed into the art pieces to notice any seating areas during each exhibit. But I’m quite certain there weren’t any in most of them except for The 22nd Annual Juried Graduate
Wayne Thiebaud was born 1920 in Mesa, Arizona. Six months after his birth, Thiebaud’s family moved to California, where he would spend most of his life. Growing up in a Mormon community Wayne felt that he had a beneficial childhood, although he would eventually leave the community. Thiebaud worked as a Cartoonist, served in the military, and it wasn’t until later in life that his passion for painting emerged. Thiebaud’s paintings range from cityscapes, to portraits and still lifes. The Smithsonian American Art Museum notes how Wayne, ‘became one of the most well-known Pop artists in America.’(Joann Moser;) After examining his work, I feel it is unfair to call Wayne a Pop Artist because it does not involve reproduction, and does not incorporate features of mass media, popular culture, or advertising. He depicts what he experiences in the real world, and draws on features of everyday life. Through the use of bright colors, textured strokes, and varying perspective Wayne Thiebaud creates works of art which arouse and inspire emotion.