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.
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.
When I visited the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), I was mesmerized by the beautiful sculptures, paintings, and many other works of art. This museum introduces many different exhibitions at different times and dates. The exhibition that I chose to visit is called the “Sandow Birk: American Qur’an”. The reason why I was very interested in this type of exhibition was because it displayed Middle Eastern artwork. Another reason was because I am Middle Eastern and that I can relate to it. Although I was so focused on this exhibition only, I did not realize the other works of art. However, as I walked deeper into the museum, another exhibition caught my attention. That exhibition is called the “Olga Lah: Amass and Swell”. If anyone decides to visit the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA), I would recommend to look online about any appealing exhibitions that are being displayed as well as calling their office to plan a visit. Furthermore, in my opinion, there were some types of art that I did not fully analyze because they were not relatively fascinating as the rest. Moreover, the artworks that I examined displayed unique qualities and their messages were demonstrated in a significant, yet informative way.
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.
On Thursday March 22nd, I visited the Laguna Art Museum with my boyfriend. I was very excited for this assignment because I am a member at the Laguna art museum, but didn’t yet see the new exhibit for this season. The Laguna Art Museum is small and therefore, usually runs exhibits on one artist at the time. I knew I would more than likely only be able to pick art pieces from one artist. At this time, they were displaying a local artist, Tony DeLap, and work from his collection titled, “Retrospective”. My expectation was that I probably wouldn’t enjoy his work too much. I knew DeLap was a minimalist, “op artist”, and that style of work isn’t my favorite, typically I enjoy realist paintings. However, I decided that I should try and analyze art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has one of the finest Asian art collections that has enlightened and strengthened my understanding in my personal art experience. The Museum itself is an artistic architectural structure that graces the entire block on 82nd Street in Manhattan. Entering inside, I sensed myself going back into an era, into a past where people traded ideas and learned from each other. It is a past, where I still find their works of yesteryears vividly within my grasp, to be remembered and shared as if their reflections of works were cast for the modern devoted learner.
With works in every known medium, from every part of the world, throughout all points in history, exploring the vast collection of the Museum of Modern Art was an overwhelming experience. The objects in the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts are an important historical collection, reflecting the development of a number of art forms in Western Europe. The department's holdings covered sculpture in many sizes, woodwork and furniture, ceramics and glass, jewelry, and tapestries. The gallery attracted my appreciation of the realistic qualities of the human body often portrayed in sculpture.
Art galleries and museums are visual spaces used exclusively for an exhibition and education of art. Galleries and museums are an essential part of our society as it promotes cultural diversity and differences. The galleries and museums display art to present the viewer an insight into a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and communities. On the third Friday of every month, an event in Downtown Brownsville called Noche de Arte takes place. Noche de Arte consists of 13 local buildings and galleries that showcase artwork to support art and artists within the community. Out of the 13 galleries, two artworks from Artevivo Gallery struck out to me the most. Artevivo Gallery, which is located at 535 E 12th St, Brownsville, TX 78520, is a spacious
The de Young museum seen from a distance is a bold architectural statement, with its sleek horizontal building, indeterminate dark brown color and its massive tower emerging from its slightly bent curving roof. The building is an example of boldness, internationalism and cultural neutrality. Its setting in the Golden Gate Park’s landscape with the topography, vegetation; weather and light are taken advantage of. The significance of nature and the art that is housed in the museum from the Americas, Oceania, and Africa can be seen as having resonance in the architecture. Many of the works of art are sacred in their cultures, are made of natural materials and were never intended to be displayed in formal settings. Post modern theme of ‘context’ comes into expression as Jacques Herzog put it: “These objects belong to nature. We wanted to emphasize that”.
When I visited the Museum of Fine Arts I saw several art sculptures and pieces that were interesting. Two pieces of work spoke to me the most. The work I like the most is called Moises by Frida Kahlo, this piece was made in 1945 and the mediums are masonite and oil. The work I dislike is called Niña Madre also known as Girl Mother by David Alfaro Siqueiros. It was made in 1936 in the mediums are pyroxylin and masonite. I will be analyzing both pieces closely and giving my interpretation of both pieces
Taking the train ride to Manhattan on one of the coldest snowing morning was initially the worst experience about my visit to metropolitan museum, until to my surprise the art work inside melted all those feelings away. Although art is not something that I can draw learning about ancient history however has given me a new outlook. I chose the Mummy Artemidora from Egypt because I find the process to mummification very interesting during class lecture and the bronze diskos thrower from Greek because of his manly and perfect body. The two artifacts that I will be talking about are from the ancient Egyptians and the
Painting, sculpture, and architecture are considered the major forms of the fine arts. They have attracted many of the most ambitious artists. One of them being Jean Arp, the sculpture of the “Classical Sculpture.” This art piece is the Subject of the paper, and is located in the Dallas Museum of Art. It was released to the public in 1960, and has been favorite ever sense. The piece has such a deep meaning and so did his life.
The Picasso It was my first day in the United States of America, travelling all the way from Nepal to witness this amazing city. I was mesmerized by the skyline and obviously the food. I was carving for my native Nepali food and to my amazement, there are many restaurants of nearly all the cuisines. Chicago is a city with over 2.7 million residents (Wikipedia, City of Chicago), living in the biting cold weather still happy and trying to cope up with the hustle and bustle of the big city. It has nearly all the ethnic cultures within the neighborhood, if one wants to experience any of these ethnic cultures they simply need to pay a visit to these neighborhoods. Now, talking about the skyline the architecture is amazing, done with perfection and will leave you awe-struck. It masters in all the international styles and the maintenance of these buildings are the top priority for the Chicagoans. I didn’t find a single building in a bad condition and not only the buildings look good they are very safe too. All the buildings have well-maintained facilities in case of an emergency. I took a short nap in the hotel and then left for a city tour, which was offered by the Chicago trolley. There I saw a huge dark metal structure which was challenging you to interpret it. I got down and started admiring the structure and was trying to understand the artist’s purpose. I noticed it was called “The Picasso”, it left me in a deep thought on what is the purpose of the gift and the history