Saturday, November 22, 2008

"You Gotta Have Art"

Although we have lived in the Kansas City area for over seven years, we had not visited the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art until today. We introduced Carter to art museums during our stay in L'viv last year, and he enjoyed (or perhaps tolerated) exploring them when it was too cold and blustery to be outside. Carter was particularly intrigued by some of the surrealist and impressionist art in the collection. Monet's "Water Lilies" was an especially big hit since it "is like a really big TV!"

Of course, when Erik and Lea encounter art museums, the tune of the Detroit Institute of Arts' 1970s commercial runs a constant loop through their heads. Fortunately, we found a website featuring videos of classic Detroit ads for Faygo, Highland Appliance, and the DIA's "We've Got Art" advertising campaign. We highly recommend it as a great nostalgia trip for all Michiganders of a particular age.

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