The art side of the museum had some pieces and aesthetics that caught my eye. I didn’t expect to spend more than 3 hours there as the art side is around the same size as the history side. However, we got dazzled into staying almost four hours.
One of the first rooms we encountered was a room loaded with odd furniture pieces and antiques. Some of the pieces were simply sculptures and the others could’ve been actually functional had they been out there.
The antiques were lovely to look at. The museum had them in glass cabinets with the lighting casting marked shadowing behind the objects.We spent a lot of time in this first room, moving upstairs for the next.
Some of the other pieces in the other rooms chilled me to the bone. One in particular was the statue of the thin man. He is entirely coal dark and twig thin. His eyes appear to be screaming along with his open mouth. I managed to get some decent shots of him. I couldn’t help but feel disturbed by that piece. Regardless of how I felt, I still respected the art and could imagine the artist wanting to elicit dark feelings.
The Jesus painting you’ll see in this album wowed Matt and I. He happened to turn the corner first, noticing it. Once I joined him, I stopped short as he did, in awe. He’s glowing against a neutral backdrop, standing out as if to remind this world of the peace that lies in loving him.
The girl in the pink dress piece, -(the one you see multiple photos I took of myself with)- was one of my favorites. I love the innocence in the child’s eyes, the wonder and peace. It also reminded me of my pillow person, Billow. Aw