Friday, June 12, 2015

Baltimore Museum of Art


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Yesterday we had the privilege of seeing the Baltimore Museum of Art with a group from our homeschool fellowship. Brace yourselves for a long post of mostly pictures. I'm only a very amateur photographer, and we could not use flash, but I did the best I could to capture some memories of the day.

Our first stop on our docent-led tour was in the African art exhibit where we looked at this and other African masks.
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We also stopped briefly in the Asian art exhibit.
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We spent quite some time in the Matisse gallery, as the BMA has the largest holding of Henri Mattise's work in the world.
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Not only did we study and talk about his work, we were each given paper and pencil and a bit of time to sketch one of the paintings that caught our eye. Afterwards, we talked about which painting we had chosen and why. Those students that were brave enough to do so showed their sketches to the rest of the group. Kennady chose this one, Anemones and Chinese Vase.

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Kennady really wanted to see this - Composition V by Piet Mondrian.

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Traveling Circus by Paul Klee
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In the Contemporary Collection, we found this piece interesting. It's called Flower observatory by Olafur Eliasson. From the "outside" it looks like large flowers or trees forming a sort of shelter or gazebo.

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Inside, there are mirrors and cut-outs, so it looks very much like a kaleidoscope. Can you see my reflection?
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Some of the Contemporary art was interesting.
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And other pieces were just puzzling.

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Maybe that's what The Thinker by Auguste Rodin is thinking about.

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Considering his location, it's more likely he is contemplating the large collection of Antioch mosaics.
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Most of the people in our group enjoyed the Georgia O'Keeffe pieces. This is Pink Tulip.
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Cup of Silver Ginger.
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And I think this is my new favorite, Waterfall I.
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The Palm by Joseph Stella caught my eye.
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Water Birds by Jackson Pollock.
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I can't remember the artist or title for this one, but I liked the art deco look.
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From modern art back to the 1500s... the students were given a puzzle of this painting, Entry into the Ark, attributed to Jacopo Bassano, and they raced to see who could put it together first. Then we talked about this art style, and how images were used to tell Bible stories during a time in history when many people could not read.
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We stopped in another room to view some of the Tiffany pieces, including this window, Baptism of Christ. It is from a design by Frank Brangwyn and manufactured by Tiffany Glass and Decorating Company. The mosaic columns on either side are Tiffany as well. Isn't it interesting to see a piece like this from a name most of us associate with lamps?
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Our tour was over, but we stopped by the Antioch Court one more time to think along with The Thinker.
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We ate our lunch in the Sculpture Garden and got a group picture.
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Then some of us headed back inside for another look around before heading home. Kennady had to gaze at Composition V for quite awhile before she was done for the day.
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If you're in the Baltimore area, consider a trip to the Baltimore Museum of Art. It's open Wednesdays through Sundays, and it's free.

What kind of artwork catches your eye at an art museum or gallery? Leave a comment and let me know!

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3 comments:

Carolyn Brucks said...

I love the virtual tour of BAMA! And thanks for posting the Paul Klee. How did I miss him???

Annette said...

VERY neat!! :) enjoyed visiting with you. :)

I am: Annette @ A net in time (http://anetintimeschooling.weebly.com/a-net-in-time-blog)

kewkew said...

Looks like a wonderful museum to visit. Thanks for sharing over on Throwback Thursday Blog-Style. Hope to see you again this week.

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