I love art and had a great time looking at all the beautiful works. It is so different to see the things we studied in class in real life, rather than in pictures. I'm always surprised by how big things are. When I was at the Prado in Madrid I couldn't believe Las Meninas was so much larger than the print hanging in my spanish classroom. My favorites at the Philly Art Museum would have to be the modern works. It was fun because I remembered going into those same galleries as a kid with my mom.
The Fountain, Marcel Duchamp; Three Musicians, Pablo Ruiz y Picasso; Portrait of a Man
Isn't the small portrait adorable! Someone would have their likeness painted and then give the image to their lover!
Unfortunately we had to be in dress code, so no exciting outfit. I did wear a red sweater my mom knit me, but since my camera is dead I don't have pictures. I'm going to order a new camera this weekend though, with some of the birthday money I've received (thanks Grammi & Poppi).
It was such a great day! One of the highlights would have to be being called crazy by Italian tourists (in Italian!) as I ran through the revolving door to leave the museum. My teacher kindly translated the insult for me.
Another great point was all the food. I made cupcakes shaped like boobs - complete with gum drop nipples! You have to understand it's an Art History class full of 13 girls and no boys - we talk about boobs a lot, in an artistic context of course... My friend Sarah also made me brownies. Lunch in the museum cafeteria was delicious and I treated myself to a lemon square! Then my mom ordered Indian food for dinner in addition to baking me kugel. There's still Birthday cake waiting downstairs! I'm going to have to run a little longer than usual tomorrow...
So, in honor of my 18 years of life I thought I'd share my favorite baby picture of myself:
look at me, the little budding fashionista with the wayfarers and tribal print hat!