Sure, I like art, I’ve even taken a few classes and been to a few museums. But perhaps that is not enough. It was suggested to me the other day when I couldn’t name a certain photographer by looking at just one photo, that I maybe wasn’t really cultured enough. It was a comment made to make me feel smaller than the person who was leading the discussion, and it did work, temporarily.
Here’s the thing, art is pretty hard to define, so deciding who is cultured enough to understand it is hard as well. After thinking about this exchange I decided that while maybe I do not have a broad or deep enough understanding of art, I will continue to enjoy it in my own way, because I feel it adds a lot to my life.
The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum recently relocated to St. Louis, so I went to check it out. Their feature exhibit right now is called: Decisive Moments: 20th Century Street Photography. Street photography is not something I do all that much myself, but I do enjoy looking at photographers who do it well.
They also have many types of cameras on display. Here is one that caught my eye:
This museum is modest in size but impressive in what it has to offer on display, so worth a visit for the art lover or imposter.