A Day At the Nelson
October 17, 2012
The weather is starting to turn, and those of us who like to get out and be active are all starting to look at finding indoor activities to do. One opportunity for an intellectually stimulating afternoon is a visit to the Nelson-Atkins Museum. There you can revisit your favorite exhibits: a Rodin sculpture, Rembrandt painting, or the American Indian art gallery.
Another option is to visit some of the temporary exhibits. On current display is Subodh Gupta’s Egg, a large silvery object made of a variety of silver kitchen items and suspended in a room of its own. Also on exhibit is a set of Chagoya’s work from 1999, alongside the work of Goya from 1799 which it mimics. Both Goya and Chagoya use their art to comment on some of the negative aspects of their respective societies.
After your tour of the museum, check out the Library database, Oxford Art Online, to learn more about the artists whose works are on display at the museum. Or, read about your favorite artist in one of many books available in the MCPL system.