Harn Museum Visit John lara 2851-1541


My visit to the Harn Museum of Arts was interesting. There were some cool things, and there were some things that I did not expect at all. The pieces that I chose were all works that I thought best portrayed the four objectives of this activity, Medium of the Art/Technique of the Artist, Design of the Museum, Art and Core Values, and Art and the Good Life.

Medium of the Art / Technique of the Artist

This piece of art stood out to me because it was a video. Although it seemed boring and confusing at first, I was able to figure out that this was actually the most entertaining way of performing the alphabet. I appreciated Rosler's parody style. The plaque said that she parodied a children's cooking program. It made me laugh and feel happy because it became funny to watch as the video progressed.

Design of the Museum

I liked how there were outdoor portions in the museum. The garden was cool to walk through and very refreshing. There were also some of these mini exhibits that were visible through glass but cut off from inside the museum. It looks so much like an outdoor piece, but not being able to walk in and access it made me feel slightly frustrated.

Art and Core Values

This piece evoked peaceful and spiritual emotions in me. It helped me better understand what I believe and cherish because it made me realize that I need to slow down sometimes. The two gestures of the statue also hold significance to me. I need to be fearless and be a better gift giver.

Art and the Good Life

Champ d'avoine (Oat Field) by Claude Monet was the piece I chose to portray my perception of what the good life is. A life of happiness is something that I want to achieve. The good life should not be a bland, dreary life. It should be one figuratively filled with color. It should invite happy thoughts just like this artwork. It helped me have a better understanding of the theme of achievement because it made me understand that I need to put in work in order to achieve the good life, just as Monet put in the work to create this painting.
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