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RE: [teacherartexchange] Top Two not to be missed &top museums

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From: familyerickson (familyerickson_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Dec 10 2006 - 18:25:01 PST


Great List of museums! I would add the Jeu de Paume in Paris. The Renoirs
are so luminescent you would think there was a flashlight shining through
the canvas! Seeing them in person changed my whole perspective on Renoir.

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From: dianegregory@grandecom.net [mailto:dianegregory@grandecom.net]
Sent: Sunday, December 10, 2006 8:12 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Top Two not to be missed &top museums

Loved your list of museums! I would also include the Walker in Minneapolis!
Great contemporary art museum!

Quoting ARTNSOUL12@aol.com:

> The top two of the fifty art works are both in Italy: #1: The Sistine
> Chapel in Rome is a MUST SEE! It's the most incredible work by an artist
> I've
> ever seen. The genius Michelangelo didn't consider himself a
"painter"-ha!
> #2:
> The David, in Florence. You can spend days just marveling at this
> incredible sculpture. Keep in mind that Michelangelo didn't do any
studies
> for that
> one (and he was, I believe, 21 yrs. old when he sculpted it- or was he
23?,
> I
> forget). Anyway, he simply took a huge stone and began carving!!!
>
> Of the museums I've visited, here are the ones I think shouldn't be
missed
> in one's lifetime:
> The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia
> The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC
> The Louvre in Paris
> The Tate in London
> The Prado in Madrid
> The Chicago Art Institute
> The Boston Museum of Fine Arts
> The Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice
> The van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam
> The Museum D'Orsey in Paris
> The Picasso Museum in Paris
> The Smithsonian in Washington, DC
> The Museum of Modern Art, NYC
>
> There are SO many wonderful museums, but these are my favorites. Does
> anyone else have any suggestions for museums around the world,
> not-to-be-missed?
> Susan on Long Island
>
>
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