Yesterday was my last full day in Cummington. After a really relaxed morning I went to see Macbeth again which was interesting because I caught things I had messed the first time through. Then Christy and I went to another town called North Adams to a place called Mass MoCA. It is a modern art museum that last night also had a dance show by Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal. So first we looked around the museum. The museum itself is cool because it is inside and old mill and all the buildings that where there when the mill was in operation are still intact, and look practically the same except covered in art. The first thing we saw was an exhibition by Sol LeWitt. His exhibit took up three floors, each dedicated to a different part of his life. The first was the early years and that was really interesting because he used mostly black and white with some red, yellow and blue, but it was all in pencil, and must have taken a really long time and plenty of patience to complete. The second floor was still mostly those five colors but it was painted and just like the bottom floor had mostly lines or circles, just simple shapes. Then the top floor was extremely colorful, and all of the colors where bright. The shapes became much harder to follow. Another really fascinating thing about his work was that a lot of it was based around patterns, some of which where simple, and some of which where very complicated, but I really like it when there are patterns because it can be looked at like a puzzle. Then we saw big dragons made out of scraps, but they where enormous and two of them took up the whole floor of a huge open room. Then there was an exhibit I had more trouble understanding.
After that we ate dinner and then watched the dance company. It is an amazing company and I loved watching them. Their first two dances where more similar, and serious. When I think of modern dance that tends to be what I picture. But the last one, which I think was also my favorite was more of a story and much more playful. Overall it was amazing.
This morning I went with Christy to her pottery studio which is amazing. I got to see how she makes everything, and the kiln, and I found out that all the dishes in her house, or most of them, she made, which I thought was amazing. Then she gave me a gorgeous mug that is blue and green with really pretty flowers, but I forgot the name of them.
Then we baked, and help made lunch. After that my parents picked up Pear and me, and now I am home again and tomorrow I go back to my own school.
Overall this exchange has been amazing and I have learned so much academically, and socially or culturally, and I am really glad I got to experience everything.