Thursday, September 5, 2013

Rembrandt Collection

We were fortunate that Arkansas Arts Center was chosen (at the last minute from what I understand) to host the Treasures of Kenwood House, London.  It was a collection of Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Gainsborough.  A mom from our group made arrangements for our group to be able to take the tour (at a group rate - which was truly a good thing, because we have an extra this month & we wouldn't have paid the full price for the museum entrance).  We were not part of a 'guided tour' - in the beginning- however, we were only able to get to the second or third painting and a guide with some school kiddos pretty much knocked us out of the way - so we followed them around and listened to them the rest of the morning!  

We learned so much about these painting by listening to this lady! Like when there were dogs in the paintings it meant they were loyal people.  She explained how the small details in the paintings sometimes were the biggest keys in the story the artist was trying to relay.  

Once the tour was over and we left that part of the museum, we spent more time looking at the rest of the exhibits.  Amazingly, the kiddos were able to slow down and discuss the art throughout the rest of the day. 

This was the only photo I was able to take before we were asked to put our cameras away.  

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