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Museums on the Brain

sunflowerWhat was the most fascinating museum exhibit you’ve previewed lately? I will never forget when my mom and I, many years ago, went to a Monet exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. The paintings dazzled my visual cortex.  When I returned home, my Monet water lily poster paled in comparison to the original, but served as a happy reminder of my emotional experience.

Did you know September 28, 201o3 is Museum Day Live? This Saturday is your chance to take a friend to check out something intriguing for free! Maybe you’ve been wanting to check out the Aerospace Museum of California? Or the Wisconsin Maritime Museum?  Take advantage of this offer and do something special for your brain.  You won’t regret it!

Here’s the info from Smithsonian.com:

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket… for free.

Find out more information on their website.

I wish I could go check out Monet’s sunflower picture! Let me know where you decide to go!


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Email Re: Don’t Miss: Art of Healthy Aging Fall 2013

Email Re: Don't Miss: Art of Healthy Aging Fall 2013

Bowers Museum, located in Santa Ana, Ca, is offering an amazing lecture series. If you love art and you love your brain, you should check it out! The visit may even make your brain healthier.

Below is information from an email sent by Bowers Museum about the series:

SUNDAY | September 29

Why Creativity Matters: Art in the Brain, the Brain in Art

Presenters: Dr. William R. Shankle, M.D. with Junko Hara, Ph.D., Scientific Advisor, OCVBAP.

Fun brain exercise included.

SUNDAY | October 27

Seeing Life Through the Lens

Presenter: John M. Stephens, Lifetime Achievement award-winning cinematographer, Director of Photography, with over 50 years experience on over 100 films including classic racing film Grand Prix, Titanic, E.T., and more.

Hands-on workshop follows.

SUNDAY | November 24

Exploring the Chuck Jones Side of the Brain

Presenters: Marian Jones, Craig Kausen, Linda Jones-Clough. A glimpse into the genius mind of Chuck Jones, presented by the family.

Hands-on drawing workshop follows.

Check out their website for more information.

If you go, let me know how it was!

*Featured artwork by E.D., age 6

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September 23, 2013 · 4:37 am