Rockefeller Center was surprisingly the least crowded place we visited on a walk in the city. I’m always amazed by the sea of humanity in the city. Later last night, I discovered a friend’s pictures showing the same views. #NextTime
The Light Show, an exhibition which examines light and reflection in a variety of ways will be on display through November 2020. I’m only sharing one part of this, the Lucas Samaras Corridor which is basically like being inside a kaleidoscope.
I’ve always loved Impressionism and Monet is a sentimental favorite for me because I have fond memories of a special exhibit that I went to with my mom at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Monet traveled extensively so his work includes paintings in London, Amsterdam, Norway, the French and Italian Riviera on the Mediterranean, Normandy, Paris, and of course Giverny where he lived and created his famous Water Lilies work.
From the museum website:
Jonathan Saiz’s installation #WhatisUtopia is comprised of a column covered with 10,000 tiny drawings, paintings, and sculptures. By definition, utopia is “an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens.” The artist employs social media to spark conversation and document responses about our ability to re-envision and embody a modern utopia. More than 10,000 artworks were made to be given away after the end of the exhibition.
More of the collection of sunset photos, as seen from the window seat heading home.
When I fly, I always try to have a window seat. I usually sleep for part of the flight and it’s definitely the best place not to be disturbed. Looking out the window is the other reason, and the photos in this post validate my preference.
This art exhibit, at the Boulder Public Library, shows a variety of data represented through art.
As these photographs demonstrate, artists took different information and created unique ways to share it. Looking at weather, population distribution, water, and other statistics combined with their own creativity, led to this interesting event.
Note; This is only a portion of what is displayed.
This week, we received accolades from two STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) professionals for the book ALIANA REACHES FOR THE MOON.
“This short children’s book imparts many pearls of wisdom about the qualities of a scientist, while telling an engaging story about a girl’s caring relationship with her younger brother. Using her ingenuity, imagination, and ordinary household materials, Aliana creates a special experience for Gustavo’s 5th birthday. Aliana Reaches for the Moon encourages all children – and especially girls – to read, explore, experiment, and to take notice of the natural world. There’s even an important message for parents – doing science can be messy!” ~ Grace Wolf-Chase, PhD; Astronomer, Adler Planetarium
If you’re not familiar with Adler Planetarium, in Chicago, IL you should make plans to visit and you can check it out here: Adlerplanetarium.org
“Curiosity and imagination, paired with research and experimental play, help Aliana bring her unique idea to life. Aliana Reaches for the Moon will inspire readers to use science, imagination, and experimental play to create their own innovations.” ~Linda Schwab, Flight Director, Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana
The Challenger Center is an educational organization that offers amazing opportunities for learning about Space Science Education at over 40 centers around the world, primarily located in the US.
More can be learned here: https://www.challenger.org
The Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum is located on the former Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado.
Yesterday, I was on a field trip with second and third graders and we were led by a former Navy officer who shared some personal experiences and talked about the different aircraft above and in front of us.
The museum offers a variety of programs including “access to the cockpit” where they allow people to sit planes and helicopters not normally available to civilians.