Design of the Museum
My absolute favorite wing of the Harn is the Asian art exhibit. The large windows allow light to flood the room, meaning that one can see the art in natural light. The wood gives a great balance to the decor and makes it feel cozy and warm. It also adds a good amount of color to the room, and the simple designs in the wood itself give a subtle yet elegant look to the room as a whole. The view of the little lake/garden actually transports you to Asia, and you feel so much more involved with and close to the art. The art is set up around the room, with a few pieces being scattered in the middle. It makes the room feel really big with lots of space to move around.
Art and Core Values
Childe Hassam's Northeast George at Appledore is one of my favorite pieces of artwork in the Harn. It has so many lively colors, it makes me feel so warm and bright. It portrays such a beautiful scenery. I see a semi cloudy sky, some rocky cliffs, and slightly rocking water. This is something I would love to travel around the world to see, and then photograph it. Because of that, it appeals to my core value of exploration. I want to go around and explore. It's part of my Good Life, to meet new people, experience new cultures, and try new things. Seeing this picture just makes me happy on an emotional level. The beautiful balance in the colors truly makes me smile and want to see this place in real life.