Monday, August 3, 2009

Art Museums

Mona Lisa by Da Vinci

What are we looking for when we go to art museums? What do we hope to see when, as tourists, we walk the halls of famous buildings and view the overwhelming works of art along the walls? Do we really care about the art before us? Or are we just walking through because we know it is the thing to do? I think this article in the New York Times really addresses this issue well.

1 comment:

La Petite Indienne said...


It so sad that museums like the Louvre are filled with valuable, gorgeous ,and important pieces and few people take the time to nice. Perhaps they would get better recognition if they were in smaller museums where overrated pieces aren't present.