After the Museum” at the Museum of Arts and Design is an impressive art exhibition that is inspiring in the way included artists expand their use of materials and color.

In one corner of the museum, a huge sign was displayed that stated, “what will museums choose to display? How will visitors experience objects? What will museums say about objects?” Having these questions in my mind really helped me decode each artistic piece and also made me wonder how each piece was significant enough to make its way into the museum. Each section of the museum represented a different, rather random theme. There was one particular piece in the exhibit titled “Superscript” by which basically was a giant wall from the floor to the ceiling that contained random paintings and prints pasted to it. If you took all the paintings and the pictures on the walls in your house and pasted it all onto canvas, you would produce something quite similarly themed to this piece. The piece was also quite impressive because it portrayed a materialistic and quite modern side to art and really showed how random art can be. The piece also reminded me of Andy Warhol’s work, which also consisted of materialistic pieces.

There was another spectacular piece called “Mindfulness and Meditation of Our Things” by JF & SON that really caught my attention. It consisted of three figures of structures that looked like people (but with art, you can never really tell) sitting in the sukasana yoga pose. These three objects were also all facing the same direction, which was towards a television that showed different patterns. The surrounding of the piece was pretty incredible as well — pink curtains surrounded the piece, probably representing spiritualness and relaxation. The piece gave off an Indian-culture theme and even though the objects were not realistic at all, it made me feel as if I was actually in a temple or a church.

Overall, the exhibit gave off a very modern-like feel. Each artistic piece represented a different theme, but somehow all the pieces blended together quite nicely in the whole exhibition. I recommend this exhibit to anyone who is more interested in fun, contrasting pieces. My rate for the exhibition would be 9.5/10.