Incarceration to Imagination

Weekend is here. The first one in 2023. We decided to pay a visit to the local museum in Pennsylvania: the Michener Art Museum. It’s opened as an independent, non-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting and exhibiting the art and cultural heritage of the Bucks County region.

The museum itself looks modern, beautiful and spacious. It has only one floor but I did find quite a few delightful artworks and some vibrant floral patterns.

The bonus of today’s tour is the Walk This Way: Footwear from the Stuart Weitzman Collection of Historic Shoes. Focused on the women who designed, manufactured, sold, and collected footwear, the exhibition explores how shoes have transcended their utilitarian purpose to become symbol of cultures. And my favorite ones are the T-strap shoes and Mary Jean shoes – elegant and confident all at once.

But what impressed me the most today was the fact that this artistic museum used to be a jail for 100 years!! I was stunned to see how a space that used to represent torture, incarceration, pain and punishment has been transformed into a space that is filled with creativity, imagination and inspiration.

Human evolution is simply … extraordinary! 🧡

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