The Speed of Art

You know what’s cool about having a good friend being a tour guide at the local art Museum? Free, insightful tours… My good friend, Benn, was kind enough to bring me to the Speed Art Museum in the wonderfully (If it’s not a word, it is now,) weird city of Louisville. They had a featured exhibit that day on “Women Artists.” The cool thing about Benn is – he is what what I would consider a “Male Feminist.” This is pretty cool, because it’s not very common. So, that day, he was kind enough to show me around the exhibit (Along with the rest of the museum.) It was fascinating.

One of the things that I had noticed was that women, when they paint themselves, tend to paint themselves in a more negative light than men tend to do. I guess you can blame this on gender roles in growing up. Women tend to be much harder on themselves when it comes to aesthetics more so than men do.

It was an eye opener.

Not the Mariana’s Trench of blog posts, but this was a pleasant experience.


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