Leonard Baskin. Native American Portraits. Blown away. Overwhelmed. Holy amazement. Completely uneducated about him as an artist. When I rounded the corner in the museum and saw these crazy massive unbelievable lithographs by Baskin -- all but straight to emotional tears, because they were that powerfully profound. Perfect.
Romare Bearden. A few months back I watched a documentary about him - then to stumble upon an exhibit of his art - ridiculously stoked. I mean speechless, I MEAN, witnessing some seriously unbelievable and remarkable art - that documented the process too. Yeah ... there may have been tears. So check him out. The detail. The life experience. The continuation of theme and experience.
The Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth truly made my kids feel a part of the scene which translated to a great experience for me. My kids were free to run and draw amongst all the bigs of modern art. They weren't intimidated to be quiet, subdued, and or otherwise (all the things kids hate). There was a sensation within my kids of free spirit and interaction with the art. Needless to say, it was experienced to the fullest and happiest.
Um yeah - that is my child on the floor drawing her interpretation of art, surrounded by the likes of Warhol and Rauschenberg.