Last week I attended a travelling art exhibit. If it comes to a city near you, do try to attend. It is reproductions of the art work from the Sistine Chapel, and if to size. Honestly some of the art is too big to even get a picture of, it really needs to be a video.
It's great because you actually get to see it in front of you, instead of straining your neck to look up and see the ceiling above you. The details, the strokes of the paint but also the artist. He was one of the first to be doing elbows, knees, and even things like a penis in a more accurate detail.
Which brings us to yes, it's art and you will see some penis, some nipples. You will be okay.
They also had an option to purchase a download of all the audio from the exhibit, as well as a book that had all the pictures and the written excerpt that accompanied each painting. While you may be able on your own to determine, oh that's the great flood and the story of the arc... it may be harder to identify which Sibyl is which. They also had t-shirts and postcards and the standard gift shop memorabilia for an exhibit.
Here's a link to learn more about them, and where they will be next.
I took some photos, and some video while I was there, and you can see them by clicking the links in this sentence.
Here is the great thing about travelling exhibits. They are fantastic education opportunities, for all ages. I met an older woman when I was there, who had come with her sister. For her it was a amazing opportunity, and also for her faith, but she knew she would never have a chance to actually go and see the actual Sistine Chapel.
I will say though that these types of opportunities are often available only to the folks that "can afford it". And it's fantastic when an exhibit makes a space for the low income families in a community to have access too.
It's expensive to bring a show from city to city, to put it up, and tear it down. It's time consuming too. But the cultural and learning opportunities can be priceless and at the same time forever out of reach of many. Helping bridge the gap in communities is so important, and true not just of travelling events that come and go but also for local museums, zoos, etc.
Safe and happy travels!
We know the key to success starts way before school, and Pre-K to the end of Third Grade is the significant foundation for learning success.
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