The Golden Nugget

June 6, 2017

Lady Gaga. I met Lady Gaga — well, her wax statue, at least.

I thought Madame Tussaud’s wax museum was going to be not weird, but I was horribly mistaken. The wax statues were really creepy. It felt like looking at a lifeless life-size  life-like dolls. The museum did a great job with providing a lot of different experiences for their audience with interactivity and such, but their way-finding system was really terrible and doesn’t stand out as one of the strongest that we’ve seen.

Afterwards, we went to the British Museum; and it was huuuuuge. The British Museum reminds me of the Met in NYC. The architecture and way-finding system seems very similar. Some of the exhibits that I was excited to see were the Hokusai pieces and Asian art. As I was finishing listening on a small lecture about the early art of Hokusai and the history of Japanese wooden block printing, I looked to the right. There was an orange textile piece that was part of the Japanese gallery. The intricate details of the etchings and the reflectiveness of the gold threads really caught my attention; and something about that specific piece of cloth was just really captivating. We visited the American Pop Art exhibition afterwards and saw some pieces by Rauschenberg, Warhol, Jasper Johns, and more.

Overall, the day was really great, but another really tiring day for me.