By Kari Krohn
June Kotila's, "Art the Way You Choose" class, went to the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Jan. 6.
When we got to the Institute a docent, which is a tour guide and lecturer at a museum, gave us a brief tour around the institute. When she was done, we had about an hour to go to the places we wanted to see and look closer at them. The time we had there was not nearly enough to see everything.
Here are a few comments about the things that the students enjoyed:
Angie Hirsch liked the period rooms, which are rooms that are decorated in different times and styles.
Angie Shaw and Jenny Bollin thought the old furniture and the mummy of the Egyptian woman were interesting.
Angie Shaw liked the architecture of the building, which is undergoing some remodeling.
Katie Fitzpatrick liked how the artwork represented the time and what was happening at that time.
Angela Rohwer especially thought the Rembrandt painting, Lucritia, was interesting. She also enjoyed the "From Where My Parents Came: Portraits From the Ukraine" which is a temporary exhibit.
Crystal Gulso just enjoyed the people-watching.
Patty Krohn, the parent chaperone, liked what a docent guided tour adds to the experience.
Kari Krohn commented on the special exhibits.
The special exhibits are on display for short periods of time. Some of the special exhibits have included a wonderful glass blowing presentation and, this time, Kaffe Fassett presented his "Color, Color, Whose Got the Color" fabric and textile artwork. This included anything from sweaters and vests to pillows and carpets.
This is a place that requires more than a one-day experience.
There is a lot to see and always something new and interesting.