Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Museum Day

For the museum day assignment I went to the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill. The museum is mostly a collection of artwork made in Philadelphia and is small compared to most museums. The building is an old mansion that was turned into a museum. There is a field in front of the museum that has been made into a large sculpture garden. A memorable sculpture is of pigs in mud sculpted out of tar. Thinking about it now this sculpture stands out the most as being my favorite work of art at the museum.
Inside there are a few different exhibits up including: a wood cut display, a children’s art show, an American landscape show, an art show of local artists work, and upstairs paintings from their collection. I took notes on a nice little still life of a melon and beats by Stewart Shills. I have never done free writing as an exercise, it helped clarify what I was seeing and felt natural.

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