Good life tour of the Harn

The lobby of the Harn

That was a Tuesday morning, I went to the Harn museum of Art. I did not expect that was such a huge museum like that because I thought the museum was just some exhibits of students. I spent a little of time talked to the front desk, she signed me in, and she also gave me a map, then I started my tour.

After I entered the hall, I actually did not follow the map because I was attracted by the plants. There were some bamboos outside the building. I was impressed because it is not common to see bamboo in the U.S. For me, bamboo is more like and Asian plant. It means peace and elegant. Of course, it is also the food for pandas. Except for the garden, the layout of the hall is similar to most of museums. I can see some exhibits from Japan, and some modern arts by American artists.

Arts from Japan and Korean

I want to take some Korean and Japan's arts for example since I have Asian background. We can see that the first picture is a modern art. This is the picture in around 80s Japan. It simply claims that how the Japanese city looks like, and the spirit behind the cities. It is a picture of bustling, showing the progress and peace of the society after war. I think the artist painted this picture and printed. The second picture is some technique that how people protect the exhibits and how the arts be damaged.

Related to the good life, here are some very interesting arts. Those are the Chinese porcelains. Chinese people firstly make porcelain as container, so they were simple and concise. As time goes by, people know that the porcelain can last for a long time, they started to make them art. From the second picture, there is a Chinese character on the plate, it means filial. Elder people always put some wishes on their children's name, and some objects like container. We can imagine that the maker of this plate must hope his offspring can comply with this moral dogma. Also, since this container can last for a long time, most of his descendants will see this character, and they will become the person their ancestors wanted. This is a kind of legacy, and the culture of Chinese people, to show that their path to the good life.

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Liang Yuxuan
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