Sunday, September 2, 2012

Museum Hopping

Since I volunteer at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, I can get into all four Carnegie Museums for free. I can also take in friends and family, so today, my dad and I went to all four museums. Overall, I saved $120 that we would normally have spent for admission.
We started with the Andy Warhol museum. I am not the biggest fan of Andy Warhol. Actually, I'm not really a fan of his work at all. I think it's mostly because I don't really enjoy modern art. However, we went in and looked at two exhibits. One was just an introduction about his life, and the other was a gallery of his early work. The reason I say that I don't enjoy modern art, is because, and I agreed with my father when he said this, it doesn't really show an immense amount of technique. I could throw a bunch of paint against a wall, and potentially sell it for a million dollars. I enjoy artists such as Norman Rockwell, Dali, and I particularly enjoy deception art (I don't know if that's really a thing, but there's a book on it, and I really enjoyed it. It's called Masters of Deception), because it shows a bunch of technique, and it isn't something that I can do. There, we spent seven dollars for parking.
Next was the Science Center! If I had been to the Science Center before, I don't remember it. Today, though, my dad and I went to see the robotics exhibit, which was so much fun! I love watching robots, and what they do. I especially enjoyed the robot that would show you how much heat you were emitting, and I enjoyed the robot that would arrange these little dots in a picture that you could draw onto a screen. Essentially, it would recreate your drawing. I also really enjoyed the "Robots through Time" part of the exhibit, which showed robots in movies from the 1920's movie Maria to C-3PO in Star Wars. We spent whopping two dollars at the science center, again, for parking.
Then we went to the Natural History Museum. My dad wanted to see the new exhibit that the teen docents created, and I wanted to see it as well. I was there on opening day, but we were so busy with people that I didn't get to see the whole thing. It really isn't that big at all, mostly there's just a wall with posters and zines that we made. It's much bigger on Saturdays, because we have a zine making station, along with some interactive games.
We then went to the other side of the building to see the Art Museum. There, we saw some of James Whistler's works. He did etchings, and I thought they were pretty cool. My dad thought that seeing 120 pictures of boats that he etched was a bit too much, but I like boats and oceans and bridges, so I was fine with seeing all that. We then wandered around looking at the art and talking about why we don't really enjoy modern art. At the Natural History and Art Museums, we spent one dollar on parking!
The total amount of money we spent was......ten dollars!!!! YAY!!!! Saving money, AND getting to play with robots is awesome!!

P.S. I would also like to point out that this is the 50th post that I have made. YAY!! It has been a lot of fun, and it's not stopping here.

1 comment:

  1. Yay Science Center! The robotics exhibit is AWESOME! My second favorite thing there next to the big telescope on the roof. Yay 50th post! Using the internet and blogging! I don't understand why you don't have a Facebook though...