My Spanish teacher offered the class extra credit to go to the Indianapolis Museum of Art to write about some of the different pieces from South America. So my friend Courtney and I decided to go one day after class to go look at the different artifacts.
It was definitely interesting to go see. The IMA is so close to campus and I’m sad I don’t have the chance to go more often to actually see the pieces without a time restraint. The South American indigenous pieces were also interesting because they were things we are learning about in class.
For my East Asian Interactions class we were assigned to go to the Indianapolis Museum of Art and write about five different pieces of art from different Asian time periods. I’ve been to the IMA before with an art class so I knew what to expect but there were a lot of beautiful pieces! A group of four of us from class walked over to the museum since it was so close but we couldn’t stay and enjoy it for long since I had class right after.
It took us a while to find all five pieces but eventually we were able to get everything done in time for me to run back to class! I was a couple of minutes late but class hadn’t yet started so all was well! The weather was also really nice as well so I’m a little disappointed we couldn’t stay and look at all the exhibits. Oh well, I guess I’ll come back another time and bring my family!
Here is one of the more interesting pieces. It's supposed to be of a warrior from the Han dynasty.
Today is Valentine’s Day and I was pleasantly surprised that as soon as I walked into Jordan Hall, there was a girl handing out Valentine’s Day cards and candy. It definitely made my morning. I really needed the sugar because I was so tired. I didn’t even get to stop by Starbucks before class like I usually do!
In my Civil War FYS class we are now reading “For Cause and Comrades” by James M. McPherson. I haven’t started reading it yet but I will tonight and give my opinion. It’s shorter than the last book we read so I kind of like it already.
I did not get to watch the Grammys yesterday unfortunately. I did get to catch Lady Gaga’s performance, which I actually thought was kind of boring. I’m an ardent fan and even I was left a little disappointed with her new song “Born This Way.”
That’s all for today! Feel free to leave a comment and thanks for visiting!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Random Song of the Day: “L O V E” by Nat King Cole
Random Photo of the Day:
LOVE picture at the Indy Art Museum about a block from campus. I thought it was fitting for Valentine's Day!
I can now officially say that I’ve gone on a field trip in college. For my Aesthetics and Design class, we went to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, or IMA. It’s like a minute away from campus and is free so I’ll definitely be stopping by more often!
We got to go to the different levels and see various pieces of artwork from different continents and time periods. My favorite piece is a little more contemporary and it involves paint and pottery (I’ll post the picture below). There was also a video next to some of the pieces showing them as they were made.
My class didn’t have enough time to see the whole museum but we are planning to go back in March to see the outside exhibits!
Today ended on a good note because I got to Skype my friend Jill who goes to IU. I found out she has a blog too! You can see it here.
Random Song of the Day: “Just Tonight” by The Pretty Reckless
Random Photo of the Day:
My favorite piece at the museum. A woman actually threw pottery filled with paint around to make it!