City Blocks by Bertram Hartman
Medium of the Art/ Technique of the Artist: I really liked this piece because of the technique the artist uses. When I was standing in front of the painting it felt like I was looking down on all of these skyscrapers, as if I was towering over them. I feel like you cannot get that impression from a picture of the painting, you would have to see it in person.
Meant To Be Shared Exhibit
Design of the Museum: I really enjoyed that the museum has multiple gardens throughout, I especially enjoyed the one in the Asian Art Gallery; the waterfall was very soothing and I even tossed a coin in the water and made a wish. I also liked the design of the Meant to be Shared exhibit, I appreciate ancient roman architecture and the way the exhibit was designed greatly complimented the art. The huge maps on the walls showed how complex some of these cities were and it really shows that Rome was not built in one day.
Do women have to be naked to get into the Met. Museum? by the Guerrilla Girls
Art and Core Values: I really enjoyed the entire Guerrilla Girls exhibit and felt it represented one of my core values. I identify as a feminist and these pictures really spoke to me and I thought they did a great job of showing how unequal some things are. My major is a majority male major and so there will be times in my future where I will experience the inequality that the Guerrilla Girls have experienced and that scares me. I like how this exhibit is bringing attention to this inequality and hopefully it will lead to change.
Semiotics of the Kitchen by Martha Rosler
Art and the Good Life: At first this piece was very confusing, I could not understand why this lady was naming kitchen utensils and growing increasingly violent with the objects, but then I read the caption for the piece, watched it again and understood the woman's frustrations. This video was meant to express "the frustration and rage suffered by women in oppressive roles." It is bringing attention to the frustration women feel when they are treated unequally or oppressed and expected to play certain roles in society.