Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mass MoCA

During my visit to the rolling hills of Western Massachusetts, I ventured to one of my favorite places, www.massmoca.org/. Mass MoCA is a museum of modern art. While viewing the numerous expansive exhibits, one cannot get the full affect of the artist's expression by visually experiencing the artwork. Because it is a vehicle for the artist to express his or her socio-political views, modern art cannot be fully understood without serious consideration to the artist's purpose. I find this approach to art to be expectational and uncomfortable. This sense of understanding is important when considering classic artists, but the reasons the artist created a work are secondary to the visual enjoyment of the piece.

Please enjoy these photos of what I think are the most impressive pieces currently on display.

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