A museum let a group of penguins wander its empty rooms, and they couldn’t take their eyes off the paintings

February 16, 2021
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As we continue to stay at home, penguins around the world are having a blast. They’re meeting whales in the aquarium, roaming the streets of Cape Town, South Africa, and even getting their first art history lesson.

Penguins from the Kansas City Zoo recently paid a visit to the nearby Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, wandering the halls as they admired Baroque and Impressionist masterpieces.

The three Humboldt penguins examined paintings by the likes of Caravaggio and Monet, surprising the museum’s director with their artistic tastes.The director, Julián Zugazagoitia, told Insider he initially assumed his penguin visitors would be entranced by Monet’s “Water Lilies.””The reason we wanted to expose the penguins to the ‘Water Lilies,’ besides the fact that it’s one of our favorite paintings, is that it’s so calming and soothing,” he said. “We thought maybe they would react to the soothingness of that painting, but they seemed to wander around and not particularly stop on that one.”

Read more: https://www.insider.com/penguins-visit-art-museum-for-the-day-2020-5?fbclid=IwAR0ocTm7fWArUj-mawEzx6d–lwhe2JUkIpl_i_jXgXtaiXCde-hhWOo5Rw

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