A visit to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, California fits in nicely to our school year. There are plenty of Monets, Degases, Van Goghs, Picassos, Rubens, Rembrandts, Manets, Cezannes, Rodins, and Renoirs. We did the same format again by using a Scavenger hunt for pieces made by artists we have been studying, and the children checked them off as they found them. Sometimes they get so excited that I have to remind them to calm down and lower their voices. I don't think we'll ever be able to visit a museum the old way every again. It just makes it so much fun for them.
Following are just some of the works currently on view at the museum:
|Van Gogh: Portrait of a Peasant|
|Cezanne: Tulips in a Vase|
|Monet: The Artist's Garden|
|Renoir: Young Woman in Black|
|Monet: The Entrance to the Port of Le Havre|
|Matisse: The Black Shawl|
|Rivera: Flower Vendor (Not one of our artists we are studying, but we are familiar with Rivera.)|
|Picasso: The Ram's Head|
|Rembrandt: Bearded Man|
|Rembrandt: Self Portrait|
|Goya: St. Jerome in Pentinence|
|Rubens: Saint Ignatius|
|Botticelli: Madonna and Child with Adoring Angel|
Lily pads from the garden pond.
|The kids demonstrating The Thinker|
|Rodin: The Thinker|
Just another great day at school.