Remembering Museums

Hi everyone! With the start of 2021 before us I started to think of some things I missed the most from the past year. One thing definitely on the top of my list has to be museums. Visiting museums has to be one of my most favorite things to do. There is something about the atmosphere, the unique stories behind every piece, the history and culture of it all that puts me in such a happy, excited, and sublime state. Museums like the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh are what inspired me to major in Arts Administration and dive deep into art history, so museums will always have a special place in my life.

Right now I’ve been reminiscing about the art department’s trip to The Met. Sadly we could not go on such a trip this past year, but after flipping through some old photos on my phone, I came across the endless list of pictures I took from that trip last year. It really brought me back and had me missing the feeling of walking into a museum. I had never been to The Met before that so I remember walking in for the first time and just being in complete awe. One of the best parts is that I had my sister with me (she understands my crazy love of museums). Every time we walked into a new gallery or turned a corner I was amazed at everything. It seemed like all the things I had learned about art history in high school and the beginnings of college were coming to life in front of my eyes. It’s quite exciting to see works by artists you recognize and admire. I remember seeing paintings from Claude Monet to Vincent Van Gogh, Georgia O’Keeffe to Jackson Pollock, marble Roman statues and Egyptian artifacts, all of it was awe inspiring.

Now that it’s the new year, I usually like to think of some things I’d like to do throughout the year. If all goes well, I would love to go back to The Met or visit the Carnegie Museum of Art again. Hopefully soon enough we can all enjoy our favorite places and create some new memories. Have a happy and healthy new year! 

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