Design of the Museum
Decorative Plates in a Display Case of Many Asian Art Pieces (Taken by Hannah Harms)
My favorite wing in the museum was the Asian Art wing. I enjoy pottery and decorative artwork, and also enjoy the work of Asian artists, so the art in this wing was very enjoyable. The wing made use of both inside AND outside space, using its inside space to show its more fragile items and its outside space to showcase the art of Asian gardens and gardening. This thematic structuring of the wing was very enjoyable; the use of lighting and spacing of the artwork contributed to the enjoyment of this wing of the museum and made it one of my favorite wings in any museum that I have ever visited.
Art and Core Values
Champ d'avoine (Oat Field) (1890) by Claude Monet (Picture taken by Carrie Binkley)
After almost knocking the Monet down in the art exhibit, I decided to include it in the pieces of art that reflect my core values. One of my biggest frustrations in life is anxiety and stress, so my value in life is to combat this and strive for peace and serenity. This painting of an oat field by Monet reminded me of the peacefulness and happiness that I have when I am not stressed or anxious and inspires me to continue to strive for that stress-free lifestyle that I am aiming for.