This afternoon, I had the pleasure to visit the ArtScience Museum with one of my good friends as a prelude to her birthday. We were surprised by the long queue at the main lobby of the museum. Most of the visitors were there to catch the exhibition, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. This exhibition will be held at ArtScience Museum till 29 Apr 2012.
A few days ago, on 10 Apr 2012, was the 100th anniversry of the maiden voyage of RMS Titanic. At the time this post is published, it is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of RMS Titanic. Perhaps that is why many people are so keen recently to learn about RMS Titanic?
The Exhibition takes visitors through the Ship's conception, construction, sailing day, life on board, the famous iceberg, Titanic's sinking, the discovery of the wreck, while all throughout telling the incredible stories of her passengers and crew.
My favourite sections of the exhibition were those of the recreation of the First class cabin, the Grand staircase, the recreation of the Promenade and the various personal stories of the passengers onboard the fateful RMS Titanic.
Also shown at the ArtScience Museum was Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes External. Lovers of Pop Art will enjoy this exhibition greatly. I like the clarity of the colours used in many of Andy Warhol's screen painting. While I appreciate how Andy Warhol managed to create iconic masterpieces from ubiquitous objects from the popular culture, I find that his works did not impress me as much as the works of Wu Guanzhong and a number of other artists. I suppose I like works that may not look appealing at first glance but have a quality that make them look beautiful with each repeated viewing.
My favourite exhibition at the ArtScience Museum this April would obviously be Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition. If you are curious about the real stories behind RMS Titanic, do visit the ArtScience Museum by 29 Apr 2012. Please also read one of my previous posts, Experience Titanic the safe way.
In the meantime, may the passengers who were lost onboard RMS Titanic rest in peace.
ArtScience Museum, Singapore