Saturday, November 17, 2012

how to like museums

Although my mom and dad were set to visit me in less than one week, circumstances appear as though my mom will be flying solo. It's fine. I'm still really excited. It's not even that I miss her so much (even though I do) but having the chance to show her my life in Paris, a city she's unfamiliar with, is just about the most exciting thing in the world. It's been nearly four years since she (and he) last traveled abroad for me.
As I've said before, I intend to provide any beloved visitors with the most authentic Parisian experience... which hopefully includes a museum visit or two. Paris is full of so many good ones! And yet neither of my parents are as enthusiastic about these cultural centers of display as I am so we're going to have to choose wisely. The trick, I believe, is going to space which contains objects that are appealing to you--whether it's modern art, religious artifacts, art nouveau design, historical textiles, ancient ruins, or scientific discoveries. Being knowledgeable about what your looking at isn't necessary as museum's are meant to be educational.
Little by little, I've been becoming "an expert" in the art of museum-visiting thanks to my Museum As Medium class. Being a critic doesn't necessarily make the experience any more enjoyable though. It's going to be so nice to just passively go with my mom.... and thus the list of reasons I'm excited for her to be here continues. Edited to add: she's bringing me my winter coat, yay! I'm really starting to need it :).

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