Over this spring break, I visited a friend of mine who lives in Sudbury, Massachusetts. This is just about the millionth time I’ve visited her, and so I’ve seen pretty much everything there is to see in the town. This time, her mother suggested that we go over to a museum away from her hometown, in Lincoln, MA.
This was how the plan to go to the DeCordova museum came to life- and, it was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had. Coming to Tufts and meeting my Art History major best friend has gotten me far more into art than I ever thought I’d be. But, a lot of me believes even if I hadn’t met her, this museum would have been an incredible place to go to.
The DeCordova has sculpture grounds and a museum as well, and the museum actually turned out to be closed when we went, so my friend and I spent a good hour walking around the grounds.
Between the sculpture of the turkey, the hat, the woman holding an apple, and the intricately built spider web type piece, the donut and three balls- I genuinely felt like I was transported to a different place. I felt like each of those pieces was an intimate look into the artists mind, and in some ways, coaxed me to reflect upon the last few months I’ve had too. (Although, to be fair, that’s not very hard- I’m can be a pretentious, philosophical weirdo).
But, I realised in the museum that a lot of those pieces brought in me feelings that I didn’t know how to verbalise or even realise and understand, and that to me is special. So, for anyone who’s into that sort of experience, or even just a really cool sculpture court- I highly recommend this place! It’s definitely worth it.