NorthPark Center is an art destination. It is a wonderful place to see a movie, have lunch in a food court that will please anyone in the family, and demonstrate that art is a part life - a wonderful privilege and an enhancement!
Create a scavenger hunt to check out the number or pieces of art you can find with your children. If you find them all - decide on a treat from the many, many food vendors, most of them concentrated in the Food Court Area, next to the theater!
This is my favorite piece but it can be hard to find. This is located in the court yard behind Nike. You can access...
Lee Ann Torrans Looks at Robert Wlerick
Robert Wlérick was born in Mont-de-Marsan, France. His training ranged from apprenticeship at his father’s factory to the modelling, wood carving and draughtsmanship of his Toulouse and Paris years. During the war he was listed into the Medical corps and worked with a facial surgeon remodelling the faces of those wounded.
The artist died in 1944 from the the consequences of starvation and is remembered to have continued drawing even on his deathbed.Wlérick was a co-founder of the Salon des Tuilleries and a portraitist and his sculptures...
Claude Monet at the DMA
These works from 1880 and 1884 sit side by side at the DMA.
Valle Buona, Near Bordighera 1884
This landscape depicts the rugged countryside along the Riviera at the French-Italian border. The Valle Buona ("Tranquil Valley") is at the left. High on the right is a bare suggestion of Sasso, the mountain village dominated by the thousand-meter peak, Mount Caggio. Monet depicted this scene during his first painting trip to the Mediterranean. In 1884, he spent January through March at Bordighera, an Italian health resort, and the month of April at nearby Menton.