Category: museums

Markhor, or screw horn goat, Jardin des Plantes, Paris, early 20th century

(source: Charles Victor Alexander Peel, The Zoological Gardens of Europe)

Markhor, or screw horn goat, Jardin des Plantes, Paris, early 20th century

(source: Charles Victor Alexander Peel, The Zoological Gardens of Europe)

Hi Everyone!

Hope you’ve all had a great November so far. To those of you who are new followers, every month or so I like to ask you all a question or play an art history game.

Question:

What exhibition or artwork have you seen in person that was incredible or really moving. Or what museum do you always love to visit season after season because they always have such interesting exhibits?

I’ll start off- my favorite experience was at the GL Strand in Copenhagen. I saw the Malene Landgreen exhibition. It was so moving. The museum was filled with so much light and her work played off the historic building beautifully. There were a lot of different mediums she used as she explored the juxtaposition of colors, using Goethe’s color theory (which is fascinating if you feel like researching more about it) My favorite pieces were the gauze panels of color block fabric that were hanging in front the windows in the gallery spaces. They filled the room with soft colorful light and completely immersed the viewer into the artwork. It was such an incredible experience.

So send me a message in my inbox and tell me about your favorite museum/gallery/public art experience!

The Kattenkabinet (Museum of Cats), Amsterdam

The Kattenkabinet (Museum of Cats), Amsterdam

The Kattenkabinet (Museum of Cats), Amsterdam

The Kattenkabinet (Museum of Cats), Amsterdam

Jacob Jordaens (1593 – 1678), Study of Five Cows, Lille Museum of Fine Arts 

Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890), The Cows, 1890, Lille Museum of Fine Arts 

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

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