[MEDIUM OF THE ART] The African Heritage was the most interactive gallery for me, and it was mainly through the techniques the artist used. In this gallery the artist had several different styles of art , such as video, sculpture , paintings ,and photography. This allowed me to experience and understand African dance culture a little more. I was able to not only see how they dress , but how they dance through the video. Having the sculptures present as well gave me a view into how they would look in real life.
[ART AND CORE VALUES] I want to bring back Frida Kahlo because this was really important to me. She is a part of the whole Latin American Collection and that hits home. I am Latin American woman whose parents are from El Salvador and Guatemala. My culture means so much to me and to be able to see other artist that are Latin American make such amazing art, is truly inspiring. Frida Kahlo was a Mexican Woman who was an artist in a time and place where patriarchal society is strong. Woman are usually not meant for anything more than being a housewife, and having lovers like she did was completely out of the question. She had the odds against her and yet she still chose that lifestyle. Her passion was so strong that when she was in a car accident , she was bed ridden for months and still continued to draw and paint. She is an example of strength, passion , and determination for woman everywhere and especially in the hispanic community.