MEDIUM OF THE ART
This piece was particularly interesting to me because of the fact that it was a garden. I usually don't think too much about the way plants are aligned in gardens, but the way that the museum actually frames this little garden forced me to recognize it as art. Furthermore, the way that the landscape artist uses foreground, mid ground, and background shows the thought that clearly went into this display. Also because of this, I do not think the same effect would be established through just pictures, which would not capture the element of 3D. Just sitting there in front of it, I was able to feel at peace and entranced by the rhythm and order of the garden.
DESIGN OF THE MUSEUM
This particular exhibit was filled with intricate drawings and sketches. I liked that the museum grouped all of these black, white, and grayscale pieces together, because that element of continuity illuminated the differences between artists and styles. For example, the black and white Piranesi drawing pictured above was much different from a Henri Matisse piece in the same room. Also, this room had magnifying glasses in it. Originally I found this silly, but it was cool to get a closer look, particularly on this piece of art. You could truly see how overwhelmingly intricate the etchings were.