Medium of the Art / Technique of the Artist
I found this piece of artwork to be particularly striking because it is not what most would expect to be on display at a museum. Often we attribute art to solely paintings and sculptures. Yet, I believe this cloth communicates the notion that art can beautifully take all forms. Seeing this piece in person made me appreciate the intricate patterns and colors. A photo would not do this cloth justice. Looking at it with my own eyes allowed me to see the real work and dedication put into it. As I observed this cloth, I felt a deep respect for those who put so much honor and pride into this creation.
Design of the Museum
I chose these two areas of the museum because they were particularly important to me. Cinematography is one of my favorite mediums of visual art. In the left picture, the viewing room was playing a documentary on Frida Kahlo. In the right picture, the projector displayed a recording of traditional African dancing. In my opinion, video is one of the art forms that can really make you feel and experience what is being exhibited. Video can capture the sounds, the colors, the liveliness of an event or a situation. This makes experiencing art a whole new journey. I love sitting in the screening rooms and just taking in all the information I can on the artwork and the artist. They are also usually very cozy and take you into a new world within the museum. I believe these areas are very valuable.