Community Care

Culture without barriers: Louvre's Sculptures in Movement

Cosmos volunteer team and their family members joined the friends from Father Tapella Home of Fu Hong Society and whiled away the Sunday morning on 20 February 2011 in the "Louvre's Sculptures in Movement" exhibition.

Themed "Louvre's Sculptures in Movement", the exhibition aimed to let the general public learn about the exquisite European sculptures, and enable the underprivileged to share the resources and rights available for the citizens, which contributed to social integration.

Even though it was wet and windy, everyone was in the mood for visit. Cosmos volunteer team picked up the friends from their home at Shek Wai Kok and headed straight for the Hong Kong Museum of Art in Tsim Sha Tsui for the extraordinary and artistic journey.

Borrowed from the world-renowned Louvre Museum in Paris, the collection of exhibits comprised 18 sculptures and reliefs from the 2nd century BC to the 19th century. They were all replicas finished just like the original work to represent the bodily movements of effort, run, dance, take off, and fail. Among the exhibits were the masterpieces "The Rebel Slave" created by Michelangelo Buonarroti, and the ancient Greek goddess "Venus de Milo".

At the museum, instead of merely looking at the sculptures attentively, they reached out their hands to appreciate the beauty of art and came into contact with the sculptures and reliefs at zero distance. After the visit, they rounded the artistic journey off with a pleasant meal.

By going to the exhibition of sculptures, Cosmos volunteer team and friends had a great time of art appreciation.