Although we didn’t spend The Night at the Museum, we spent the day at The Museu Nacional d’Adrt Catalunya (MNAC). I have been to art museums before and I have never looked at art the way I did that day at the MNAC. As a group, we looked at these photos using different improv games and activities to see how people analyzed and interpreted the paintings. During a memory recall game we looked at a painting with a partner for about a minute. Then, one of us had to turn our backs to the painting and tell our partner everything we remembered. After, we switched and did it again, but described the details without telling a story with it. Doing these types of games makes us think about a way to go about qualitative research. For research you want to see and look past the obvious observations and be aware of your personal biases and others biases. Being aware of bias will help make you understand what, why, who, & when, in this case, the art piece. As we went through the museum, we broke up into groups and continued to play interactive games discussing and analyzing the art pieces. Below are a couple pieces of art work that we observed and discussed.

These two paintings are by Joan Ponc. Pretending to be the expert, was a great way to practice public speaking and building confidence.

 

This piece is called Possession. Game of Telephone story was played by someone describing the painting to us without ever seeing the piece before.

 

Look at the photo for a minute. Did you see a murder scene? This piece by Blasco de Granen was analyzed the depth of the painting through our perspectives.