Monday, December 29, 2014

Art makes the world go round

Art tells us a story about our culture, our history, our politics, our religion, our loves, losses, darkness and light. And the artist who creates leaves behind a piece of his or her soul.

This is why I love art.

Yesterday, we spent an afternoon at the Cleveland Museum of Art. With a collection of more than 43,000 works from around the world, the Museum features substantial holdings of Asian and Egyptian art as well as significant works by Caravaggio, El Greco, van Gogh, Monet, Warhol, Picasso, Pollock and more.

And in keeping with the original vision of its founders, the Museum is always free ("For the benefit of all people, forever").  

I love taking the kids to see new things. To let their eyes and ears absorb beauty. I want them to grow up knowing they can create beautiful things themselves. To express from the deepest parts of the soul. To tell their own stories and share their experiences with others.

A look at the work of American painter William Henry Johnson.