The Day at the Museum Hugh Nguyen

Jefferson Market CourtHouse by Francis Criss: A very interesting work of modern art

Seeing this piece, Jefferson Market Courthouse by Francis Criss, in the modern portion of the museum made me think of the shift of Victorian Gothic architecture to a very surrealist style. Due to the use of flat color and linear design, the painting produces a stark scene that takes away the normal hustle and bustle of city life. Lastly, it seems that the painter's focus on precision and geometric forms that evokes a very ominously quiet and a disturbingly empty aesthetic to the scene.

My friends Eric, Will, and Matt modeling in front of the main exhibit
It's lit at Harn
There goes Matt again on looking adorable in the Asian Exhibit
Just two amigos chilling in a garden

I obviously appreciate every exhibit; however, my favorite part of the museum would have to be Asian exhibit because of its comprehensive hardwood design that makes it uniquely intimate. Some of the art is arranged in an open layout which inevitably brings you physically and even emotionally closer to the art. Best of all, is the exhibit's juxtaposition to the museum's beautiful garden!

"Frida at ABC Hospital sketching" and "frida in hospital painting" by Juan Guzman: Frida Kahlo still insists on being artsy

I felt that Juan Guzman's photography of Frida Kahlo really inspired me due to it's festive and joyful air. I think that it's incredible that Frida was able to conduct puppet shows and decorate her plaster casts during her time in bed. As a future doctor, I would love to ensure that my patients are happy and are not limited on what they are able to do. Thus, I'll make it a must to have brightly decorated rooms and a staff that supports the arts.

"Women in AMerican Earn only 2/3 of what men do" by Guerilla Girls: baffled by this gender disparity
"The advantages of being a woman artist" by Guerrilla Girls. #makesyouthink

One of my favorite exhibits would have to be the female empowerment and the special social justice exhibit for Guerilla Girls. I think the way they use irony and satirical writing is genius in conveying poignant messages about the importance of gender equality. Moreover, I think their strategic choice of wearing Guerilla masks to ensure that audiences focus on the movement rather than their identities was not only selfless, but also effective. I think more art work like Guerilla Girls needs to be shown in order to give art a bigger purpose and leave a legacy of "fighting for the good life".

See you later Alligator

I had an incredible time at the museum through spending time with great people, creating novel experiences, and having the opportunity to appreciate such beautiful and thought provoking artwork. Thank you Mr. Samuel Peebles Harn!

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