By Brianna Tepper
Over fall break I traveled to three different countries: Prague, Munich, and Amsterdam. In all three places I was able to go some kind of art museum. My favorite was Munich’s modern art museum, the Pinakothek der Moderne. Walking up to the museum, one immediately notices the huge presence of a rectangular building reminiscent of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed by the German architect Stephan Braunfels. You would never guess from the outer geometric appearance that the interior of the structure is shaped liek a dom. The halls were all circular and each level spiraled up to the next. I was mostly excited to see the Dalì painting, as it was my first time seeing one in person. Given the long, corridor-filled hallways, finding it was an adventure. However, I was amazed by the works leading up to the Dalì. I saw Picasso (which brings tears to my eyes every time I see his work), Albers, Magritte, Warhol, just to name a few. I could’ve stayed in this museum forever, or at least tried to. When I finally made it to the Dalì, I was astonished. After years of studying and admiring his work I finally was able to see it for myself. I found myself in awe the entire time, even after spending hours walking around – there was always something new to look at. I was inspired by every exhibit and the overall experience has encouraged me to continue being involved in the art world.