When you first walk in the Museum, the first piece of art is in the middle of the room staring right at you. This specific piece is supposed to catch peoples attention and make them eager to see more. Picture by Kenneth Smith.
Medium of the Art / Technique of the Artist
Seeing this type of clothing in a picture wouldn’t allow me to see how intricate every piece of this ensemble is. This one article of clothing must have taken a long time for someone to make, and I don’t believe I would’ve been able to fully understand that unless I saw how complex it is in person. The colors of this statue really pop out to you and the colors are so vibrant that a paint color wouldn’t do it justice. The colors communicated a special gathering to me and being with loved ones. It made me feel alive and free spirited.
Design of the Museum
The exhibit that really stuck out to me was the Paula and Marshall Criser Garden. I thought it was strange that they made art just to be outside. The art would have to be able to withstand the natural environment because there was an opening in the roof that allowed sunlight in. Seeing this exhibit made me feel tired and helpless because the woman’s hands are over her head like she is trying to block the rain from falling in on her and she has no shelter. She is basically stuck out there with nothing to protect her from the outside world.
Art and Core Values
The painting named “Funeral” really spoke to my core values of love and loyalty. This painting makes me think of those who I have lost and how they have impacted my life. It also makes me think of the people I have in my life today, and makes me realize I should love and respect each and every one of them. I need to be sure to let them know how much they mean to me because they could be taken from me at any point. This shows me that I should cherish the good times I have with my loved ones more and make more of an effort to show them how I feel about them.