Medium of the Art
This piece is called "Kore" - the Greek word for maiden (it was also a former name for the Geek goddess Persephone.) Upon reading the plaque on this piece, the artist dedicated this sculpture to all of the young unnamed girls that are often depicted in art. I thought the medium of this piece, along with the exclusion of a head and limbs, really highlighted the anonymity of these subjects, and their lack of an identity beyond their gender.
Design of the Museum
Although I liked the feel of the museum as a whole, with the huge ceilings and all of the natural light giving the building an open air feel, I also really liked the inclusion of this small garden off to the side. The quiet and seclusion of this garden really gives the museum goers a chance to reconnect with nature, and is almost like an exhibit in its own right.
Art and Core Values
I really liked this entire series of New York City; not really because I have a great love of NYC (I've never even been) but because for the past few years, I've had dreams of eventually moving to a big city and eventually either owning or managing my own company. One of my top values is autonomy, and the prospect of going out into the world and being in control of my own life and career is very exciting to me. This exhibit really spoke to these desires and goals of mine.
Art and the Good Life
To me, this piece really wasn't an example of a good life, but rather an example of what a good life is not. This graphic piece is actually from a series, which the artist claims to be based upon the obsession with glamour in society. In this piece, the jewels depicted seem garish and excessive, rather than aesthetically pleasing. To me, this piece emphasizes how the mindless accumulation of possessions (the hedonistic treadmill) does not necessarily lead to happiness.