“As I passed the renowned glass Pyramid and the crowds of tourists, I wondered if the experience of actually seeing world-famous works of art would live up to the anticipation. Nevertheless, the knowledge of standing in a labyrinth of art— the city’s largest museum, each work crafted from an artist’s own hands and a reflection of their heart and their respective places in society, was enough to remind me that there’s always something to learn for the willing viewer.”
The exhibition was designed to focus on issues surrounding land use in the “countryside”, roughly defined as any non-urban area… I love art museums and think that finding a sustainable human-environment relationship is one of the most pressing issues of our day, but I don’t generally think of art museums as champions of environmental activism—I wanted to see how these topics were brought together in this “not-art-exhibition”.
Usually when going to an art museum, I expect to mill around the galleries looking at various paintings or wander down a few statue-filled corridors. However, my visit to Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibition in Seattle completely turned my idea of being immersed in art on its head. The long-term exhibition first opened at Seattle Read more about Color on a Cloudy Day – A Visit to Seattle’s Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition – Sienna Byrne ’23[…]
Annabelle Berghof ’23 describes her experiences drawing and painting – a way for her to find a moment of peace and an escape from her surroundings.
On Thursday, November 14, Veronica White, Curator of Academic Programs, and I led a tour of the art museum’s exhibit States of Health: Visualizing Illness and Healing for my class MOL 460: Diseases in Children. The professor of MOL 460, Daniel Notterman, contributed to the exhibition. On view until February 2, 2020, States of Health Read more about Diseases in Children – Grace Guan ’20[…]
It was a blustery day in New York City when I slipped inside the Fuller Building to visit the Delhi Art Gallery. The DAG in Mumbai is one of my favourite spaces in the city, especially because it happens to be one of the only avenues that displays modern and contemporary Indian art. During fall Read more about Finding Home in Art: The Delhi Art Gallery, New York City – Anoushka Mariwala ’21[…]
For me, it is rare to hear Persian outside of family dinners, language classes, and the occasional Uber driver or pedestrian. Every time I do, I feel a subtle connection to the culture and country I plan to explore some day. I certainly did not think I would find an entire gallery filled with strangers Read more about 13 Contemporary Iranian Females Artists at the High Line Nine – Cordelia Lowry ’22[…]
“There are things that are not sayable. That’s why we have art.” -Leonora Carrington In just two simple sentences, Leonora Carrington’s statement beautifully captures the essence and the necessity of art. Carrington, a Surrealist artist, first was introduced to the world of Surrealism after reading a copy of Herbert Read’s book Surrealism. Through works such Read more about Artist Feature: Leonora Carrington and the Necessity of Art – Binita Gupta ’20[…]
Just outside Peyton Hall stand three vast, towering walls of rusted steel: Richard Serra’s The Hedgehog and the Fox. The sheets tilt slightly, bending precariously as they snake back and forth–where one slab protrudes outwards, another curves inwards, forming a sinuous alcove between the barriers. Reddened and worn, blemished from age and exposure, the corroded Read more about The Hedgehog and the Fox – Ryan Golant ’20[…]
The community of Mariana in Humacao, Puerto Rico is a neighborhood of winding roads through the foothills of the rainforest. This summer I spent two weeks carrying out ethnographic research for my senior thesis in Humacao. For my thesis I am interested in the way that the community of Mariana responded to the destruction and Read more about Depictions of Community in Humacao, Puerto Rico – Gabriela Rivera ’20[…]