Last month I visited Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City.
It is one of the most iconic museums in Mexico. It’s a must to be there!
In December, there was an exposition on Russian art that displayed propaganda posters as well as drawings that illustrated influences from cubism.
There was a specific room for all visitors to play with cubes and build anything with them to interact and experience that kind of art. This is brilliant. It’s the first time that I find this possibility in a museum.
Then, in a different exposition, the murals painted by Diego Rivera and David Alfaro Siqueiros portayed the essence of the Mexican history. My mom and I were analyzing them, and figuring out the meaning behind them. We came to so many conclusions together.
It was really constructive to exchange ideas on what we were appreciating.
In that very moment, I realized that it’s important to have pen and paper when visiting a museum. I felt so bad for not having any of those elements. (What kind of journalist am I?)
Therefore, next time I visit a museum, it’s mandatory to have them because of the following reasons:
- Further research on a topic or artist can be conducted later on. Keywords are necessary for that.
- It’s possible to come up with ideas to design, illustrate and photograph. Inspiration might catch you there!
- Thoughts and interpretations can be translated into ideas for articles or analysis.
Go for it.