Medium of the Art
One of the most surprisingly astonishing pieces found at the Harn Museum of Art was this lithograph by Hispanic artist Emilio Sanchez, whose organic colors caught my sight as I entered the Latin American exhibit. In spite of it not being what most people think of when art comes to mind, the subject of the Sanchez's creation and the medium through which it was achieved is what makes it so striking. Being from the Caribbean - the place from which the artist drew much of his inspiration - it is very interesting to see how sometimes mundane views and objects can be perceived by others and serve as inspiration to recreate them so beautifully.
Design of the Museum
One of the grandest places in the museum is definitely its Asian Collection, which covers thousands of years of history through ceramics, metalworks, paintings, and stone sculptures. Besides the artwork that makes up this wing, it is also the way in which they are distributed and their location next to the Museum's Gardens that add to its impressiveness. Although the comparison could be a bit too much of a reach, it was impossible not to think of Japan's Kyoto and its world renowned gardens. Although a miniature and much more humble representation at best, the presence of nature right behind such incredible pieces of art were crucial to creating a remarkable space.