For many pieces of art, one must view them in person to grasp their significance. The African ceremonial face masks from Burkina Faso are a great example of this. One may see a picture of them online or in a book but can only see their size and intricacies in person. The masks communicated that the spirit world in very important to the societies that use these masks and it is also interesting to learn about different cultures.
I found the architecture of the museum to be very bland. Nothing stood out to me in particular. It could have been more artistic in its design.
I found the painting of the Chinese city to have had a profound affect on me. I am from New York City and the painting reminded me of home. My home and family are what I cherish the most and this piece instills love for my home in me upon inspection.
The Day of The Dead figurines provoke me to think thoughtfully about the human condition. The newly wed couple portrayed here are seen as skeletons. Even at moments like weddings, when one might feel that what they are experiencing at the time is important, in the grand scheme of things it is not. This work confronts us with our own mortality.