Saturday, October 27, 2012

Narrow Minded and Missing Out



Fiona refuses to go to the MOMA, the Guggenheim, the Whitney, or any modern art museum because she doesn't like modern art.  She refuses to understand not all modern art is abstract art.  The very artists she loves the most, Monet, Munch, Dali, are featured in these museums.  There are wonderful Picassos and Van Goghs and hundreds of other artists whose work she has copies of in her home.  There are specialty exhibits that make the trip and the price of admission worthwhile, but Fiona is stubborn.  She doesn't like modern art and won't go.

Fiona taught for many years.  She had students who began the semester hating certain things she taught, but she pursued them anyway.  Even those who never learned to appreciate the beauty of her subject, learned to respect it and appreciate it for what it was.  Too bad Fiona can't be educated the way she educated others.

(Forgive bad pictures.  I can't hold camera steady enough without flash but I had to post a few.)


Anonymous said...

Plus its FREE admission every Friday from 4:30 to 7:30.. took advantage of this experience twice over the summer already..and it was fabulous!

Pissed Off said...

My husband's company is a corporate sponsor so we always get in free. We were there paritally during free hours--way too crowded.