The Art Museum at The University of Kentucky www.uky.edu/artmuseum
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
"When I was Growing Up"
Today I met with an executive from Merrill Lynch in Lexington, Mollie Brennan. She told me that when she was growing up in Campbellsville, a small town in the Southern part of Kentucky, there were no field trips to museums. She said that when she grew up , and went to the Louvre in Paris with her husband, she saw the Mona Lisa, but did not know anything about art, so she did not know what she was seeing. She said she wishes she had been to this museum as a child.
Our teacher outreach reaches 19 counties, and thousands of school children come here from surrounding counties. We don't have the Mona Lisa, but this painting by Bougereau is pretty nice!