Afternoon at the Museum

The Eastern Blind Rehabilitation Center at the West Haven Veterans Hospital is designed to address not single issues of disability, but rather all aspects of an individual's life.  The program addresses sight, technology, mobility, emotional health, and living skills.  Part of mobility and living skills is strengthening a Veteran's ability to go out into the community.  Too ofter disability isolates use from the things we loved to do.  Though having a disablilty can alter how you spend you time, it shouldn't prevent you from participating in the actives you once enjoyed.  The approach is just different.

Like the two previous times I've attended the program, I get to participate in some of the community activities.  This weekend we visited the Yale University Art Gallery.  Of course, the doubles went with me.

Though I work for the largest museum complex in the world, there is still so much to see in local museums.  The collection at Yale is impressive.  You see important pieces of art in books often, but not unlike the art I see at the Hirshhorn, American Art or the Renwick, the Louvre or Rijks Museum, it always blows me away to see the real thing.  Van Gogh, Hopper, Picasso, Pollock, fantastic.

I'll have to go back and take my time (I hate tours, too fast).  Our tour,  guided by docent students at the University, did a great job explaining some of the facts behind the artists.  Like any great gallery, the offerings came in not just paint, but lithograph, wood, stone and other mediums.  Just a note; I know going to a museum in some areas can be expensive, but you'd be surprised at what you can see for free.  The Yale University Art Gallery is free, so if you're in the area, go, you're in for a treat.

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! Reminds me of our time at the FIT Museum when
    Teri brought my body double, CiCi, along!


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