On Thursday October 3rd at the Krannert Art Museum we went to a dance Workshop taught by Jennifer Monson. This experience was unlike any other and it felt very freeing and liberating. I had never gone to a dance workshop and going to this one was unlike anything I thought it would be.
My transition into my new major of Atmospheric Sciences I knew would not be an easy one. With my schedule being increasingly difficult, I knew that I had wanted to add a class that would have nothing to do with my major and that could act as a breath of fresh air. That is when I discovered FAA 110! Some of my friends had recommended it to me so I wanted to give it a shot. I could not have been happier with my decision! I got the chance to attend different events, involving the Arts, that I would never have been able to experience outside of taking this class. Throughout the length of this course I learned so many things and got to see a whole new world away from my science one. Here are the events that I attended that taught me so much, as well as pictures and links to my blogs to go along with them.
My experience with being in this class is one that can never be duplicated. With many lessons learned involving: how many different forms of Art there is, how a class doesn’t need to be just lectures and tests, and how important it is to be courageous and attend events I have never been to before. I plan on keeping up with this experience by continuously putting myself out there and going to events that I wouldn’t typically go to. That even though my life is heavily based around math and science, I will still make time for myself and not let life pass me by without experiencing as many different performances as possible.
Prior to leaving for Thanksgiving Break, I had the opportunity to attend yet another show at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. I must say I have come to enjoy the performances that I go see each week. This particular performance by Cynthia Oliver titled, “Virago-Man Dem,” was something unexpected but quite intriguing by the message it left behind.
A collection of diverse pieces of art representing Chicago at the Krannert Art Museum
Written by Bill Xun
Taken by Bill Xun
Between The Buildings: Art From Chicago, 1930s to 1980s is currently on display at the Krannert Art Museum. It’s amazing to see each artist’s individual perspectives and how they choose to represent the city that they live in. Some choose to use photos; others use sculptures, paintings, and all sorts of abstract art. Collectively, the entire exhibition gives viewers a summary of Chicago as a whole through a collection of pieces.
Before going to Krannert Art Museum, I was expecting an exhibition that related more to architechture since the name was “between the buildings” (and apparently I omitted the word “between”). Disappointed to find that we have been there and seen some of the paintings, I then spent more than an hour at the gallery. I was utterly amazed by the thoughtfulness and introspection each piece of art brings.
I LOVE how much thought was put in this piece. The obsession with hair and pretty faces in media has a significant influence on our perception of beauty, and by showing only the back side of hair ironically, the creator demonstrated how hair is displayed as attractive in the media. The sarcasm in this artwork is awesome.
This sketch piece looks simple, but it is my favorite one at the gallery. Although it is not the most eye-catching artwork, it has THE perfect angle and composition and I felt its beauty. The shade was painted with a cursive manner, but it displays the contrast between light and shadow perfectly.
Here are two more pictures I took at the gallery. I’d like to explain more if I have time to, but in general I loved how “Eschikago” showed us the history of the First Nations, and the last piece demonstrated our inner fears and outer challenges in life.
This week, the Krannert Art Museum held an exhibition, “Between the Buildings: Art from Chicago, 1930s – 1980s,” that held various paintings and art sculptures representing Chicago/life in Chicago. Various artists created differing themes about what aspects of Chicago are most important and how they can be represented. Continue reading →
The Krannert Art Museum is currently exhibiting Between the Buildings: Art from Chicago 1930-1980’s through March 2019. If you have a chance to see it, do so before you realize time has almost come and gone!