The Harn art museum allows visitors to view art works that use different techniques, and are from a wide variety of cultures. This museum wants viewers to enjoy the art and the happiness it can bring. I was a little bit skeptical about going into this museum because I thought the art works may not be that interesting to me. I was mistaken. This museum showed me the beauty of art works. The museum had relevant and informative pieces that all ages groups could enjoy.
When someone first looks at the piece above they will most likely associate this work with Nazi and every bad thing it has to offer. They will probably even question why it's in this museum. I did this when I first saw it. Then I read about it, and realized this was a symbol Buddhist people used for many years before it became known as the swastika. To Buddhist this symbol means peace and goodness. Seeing this and reading about it made me have better understanding for the work and appreciate it. I was able to find good in what I thought was only a bad symbol. The piece itself has an incredible design with so much detail. Seeing art in person really gives you a better understanding and awareness of the many different types of pieces.
When I first made my way through the museum I did not personally like the set up. It can sometimes be difficult to determine when one exhibit ends and another exhibit ends, but by the end of my self tour I finally got the hang of it. One of the most interesting exhibits was the Asain collection. This had works from all over asian from India to Korea and much more. There was a variation in all the art. I really enjoyed how much of this collection had gardens around it. I believe this helped bring in the natural light of the museum, and it made the pieces look stunning. The design of this exhibit was well thought out. The pieces all had their time to shine, and were displayed beautifully. The displays were very elegant and I think this went along with the Asian theme. This exhibit made me feel captivated by the techniques and artistry these artist had. Their is so much skill in these artworks and the museum presents this well.