Saturday, June 29, 2013

Rain and Art

Waking up to beautiful weather, I spent my first actual weekend exploring a bit more of Cornell. Christian and I met up and ate brunch at College Town Pizza (College Town). Despite the 5 minute heavy rain that came down right when we finished eating, we were able to make our way to the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art safely. As soon as we walked into the first exhibition, we were amazed. There were wood engravings, oil on canvas, 
pencil, acrylic on canvas, watercolor, c-prints-- it was absolutely incredible.
We spent about two hours viewing each piece of art carefully, lingering from one exhibition to the next to take a few notes. Currently, the museum is featuring Summer Breeze (Paintings and drawings by Alice Dalton Brown), Materiality of Motion: The Vibrant Lives of Southeast Asian Textiles and a few more others. Though the museum wasn't huge, there was a great range of variety- from contemporary works to ones dating back to the 1800's. 

The rest of my day consisted of readings from Locke, a review of Plato's texts, and an essay on Plato. As a break, I then went to watch Now You See Me at the Regal Cinema.

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