Art Gallery: A Library of Creativity


If a picture is worth a thousand words, an art gallery is like a library of intricate creativity. It makes an intriguing field trip for your kids to be exposed to greatness. Most art galleries in large cities have rotating exhibits that feature famous works of art from well-known and loved painters and sculptors of all time. Recently my family went to a Norman Rockwell exhibit, where row upon row of Life Magazine covers were displayed, capturing the essence of many decades of history.

My kids pointed out intricate details in the sketches. They noticed humorous and emotional scenes of various kinds. We saw presidents from the past 70 years or more, all with the themes of the day behind them, depicting wars, mundane life (hanging clothes to dry on the line), and the mischief of children.

I have taken my children to many different exhibits over the years. Two of our favorite artist displays were a collection of paintings of Rembrandt and the inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci.

When my children were very small, I had a large packet of postcards of famous works of art, so my children were already familiar with the artists before we went to the exhibits. This made the exhibits even more meaningful to our kids. I highly recommend taking your family to a local art museum so that you, too, can experience some of the most creative minds of all time.


I would like to leave you with a poem I recently wrote about an art gallery:

Art Gallery

The eyes of a portrait
Peer out from a canvas
Hanging larger than life
In a hall where people pass

Suspended in time
People from long ago
In elaborate costumes
In row upon row

Framed in splendor
Trapped in stone
Each masterpiece
Cries out to be known

Looking closer
Details can be seen
Inside the masterpieces
That look like a dream

Leaving the gallery
No longer night
Back to reality
Blinking in light


More posts about classical art:

  1. Da Vinci
  2. Rembrandt
  3. Monet
  4. Van Gogh
  5. Picasso
  6. O’Keeffe


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5 Responses to “Art Gallery: A Library of Creativity”

  1. Dulcinea says:

    ‘If a picture is worth a thousand words, an art gallery is like a library of intricate creativity.’ Catchy! Beautiful poem, by the way.

  2. Donna Miller says:

    I didn’t know you wrote poetry. That is awesome! Where is the Norman Rockwell Museum located? I love museums and we always seek them out when we travel. I was bummed when we went on our 25th anniversary cruise to the Mediterranean, I wanted to see the Sistene Chapel in Rome but it was closed on the Sunday we were there. The next day we arrived in Florence and both the Uffizi Gallery the Accademia Gallery (where the Statue of David) were closed on Mondays. I will be looking into the itenerary and making sure of stuff like closures a little better next time we cruise lol.

    • Susan says:

      Oh my goodness, what a bummer that the only day you were there, it was closed! The Norman Rockwell exhibit was a traveling exhibit, and it was in our city for a couple of months earlier this year before Covid. So we went. And it was wonderful!

  3. Lor says:

    Donna, there is a Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA. You can virtual tour it on the website:

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