Friday, June 05, 2009

lifelong learners.

While I don't often blog about our Society of Promoting Intellectualism (mainly because it's impossible to put the enlighting meeting into words) Carly, Lindsay, Angie and I do meet at local coffee shops about twice a month to discuss fabulous topics/current events to further our learning. We recently chose to present an artist by taking a field trip to a local art museum to see their art. Last Sunday, we went to the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena and I selected the French artist, Henri Matisse, whose illustrations of love poems are currently on display. It was a lot of fun to look at the art and walk around the sculpture garden. My favorite part (and most blogworthy aspect) of our meetings are the reaction we get from the spectators eavesdropping around us. "Oh, honey, look... it's a self-help group." "Wow, I really learned a lot from listening in on your meeting." The best reaction we got was from a man who offered to take a picture of us in the sculpture garden. "Oh, are you guys art majors?" and without hesitation (or pretentiousness) Lindsay responded "No, we're just lifelong learners." I am currently researching the Galileo Affair for my next assignment when me and my fellow literati meet to watch and review Angels & Demons next Sunday! =)

1 comment:

Megan and Danny said...

Matisse is my favorite artist! I am so jealous of your SPI club.