Thursday, April 24, 2014

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts

How did we end up going to the Museum of Fine Arts today?  Two reasons:  the girls wanted to eat lunch with Troy, and his office is less than a 10-minute walk from the museum; and kids get into the museum for free during school holidays (like the week of April vacation).
 We girls also wanted to see the special Impressionism exhibit currently on display.  Two of the girls' favorite artists are Degas and Monet.  The exhibit didn't disappoint - we enjoyed quite a few paintings by both of those artists.
 There were four different kids' art projects the girls could create.  Since we were only at the museum for about five hours (we left in the middle of the day to have lunch with Troy), we didn't have time to do all of the projects.  We chose the two that sounded the most interesting:  painting impressionistic art and making stained glass (with colored cellophane).
 The girls were given a palette with four colors and white.  Using those paints, they created their own skin tones and purples to paint dancing ballerinas (influenced by Degas, possibly?).
 They had great fun making stained glass window collages, too.  In between the art projects, we saw as many exhibits as we could.  Evelyn and I found ourselves comparing this Boston art museum with the New York City Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Our conclusion was, both museums had the same kinds of exhibits, but the museum in New York City had a lot more art on display.  We all enjoyed our time at the museum, and we will probably return another time to see new exhibits.