Walking outside of the museum and seeing this really caught me by surprise! Incorporating the culture of Asia alongside the various other cultures that can be seen throughout the museum was really interesting to me because I was able to see artwork from so many different places in the world! This particular display really enhanced my experience at the museum, as it made the Asian artwork really stand out to me, since it was the only exhibit that encompassed art indoors and outside. Prior to visiting the museum, I was honestly not educated on Asian art and after reflecting on my experience at this exhibit, I built an admiration of the intricacy and incorporation of culture in their art. Since this part of the exhibit was outside, I really enjoyed the use of the space; it was nice to get some fresh air and be around something different than you'd expect in a traditional museum.
❥ Art and Core Values ❣
Me posing in front of a photograph of young girls entitled "Three girls holding hands" by Sebastião Salgado (picture taken by Victoria Tran)
Out of all of the artwork that I encountered while touring the museum, I felt the deepest connection with this stunning photograph. As soon as I came across this portrait, I immediately thought of my sisters and I when we were younger. At first glance, this photograph brought me back to growing up in Argentina and how we would always be outside, climbing trees, running around and ruining all of our nice clothes. To me, the girls all holding hands symbolizes a close relationship, something I'm very fortunate to have with both my sisters. Having siblings is something that I find to be very valuable, as I couldn't imagine my life without them. My sisters push me to better and I'm always learning from them; I value how much they've affected my life in such a positive way. This artwork instilled the emotions of joy and love because my sisters are fundamental importance to me and I cherish them so much. This photograph helps me better understand what I believe because it sparked an epiphany in me that being able to have the amazing relationship I have with my little sisters is something that not everyone can say they have, and that alone, is the most valuable thing in the world to me.
あ Art and the Good Life あ
This is a picture I took of a sculpture by Agustín Cárdenas named "Family"
As I was about to leave the museum, I came across this sculpture and I was confused as to what it was (I'm not one to be very good at depicting abstract art). After reading the information excerpt on the side, it instantly clicked to me: it's a family. This artwork made me think about what I want to achieve and what I want to protect-- one day having my own family and doing what I can to keep mine safe. Personally, the Good Life theme depicted in this sculpture is the importance of family, as mine is basically my backbone and my biggest support system. I grew up being very close to my parents and my sisters, so I am obviously very family oriented and couldn't see myself living a good life without my family. In the sculpture, the parents are very close together and their child is in the middle, highlighting the notion that a close family ultimately enhances someone's quality of life. This sculpture adds to my appreciation of not only my family, but more specifically my parents, who have made countless efforts to get me to where I am today. When I looked at this picture, I saw myself being the child in the middle and my parents being the figures behind me, and it was a beautiful feeling knowing that having them is the reason why I live such a good life.