My Philosophy of Happiness class went on a field trip today.[1. Honors courses at my school are required to have a field trip. The professor took a very long time to figure out what kind of place we could visit to get across the idea of happiness -- and I have to say, I'm not even a little bit a Thoreau fan so I expected that to be a bad call, but I had a delightful day. So, I guess, well done.] We visited deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, in Lincoln, Mass., where there is currently an exhibit of art inspired by the work of Henry David Thoreau. The art inside, which made up the exhibit, was mostly pretty boring. For the stuff that wasn't boring, what I liked about it were the ways that it implied direct contradictions to Thoreau's points.
But outside was great. The weather today was wonderful, and -- I don't know if you know this, but -- Sculpture Parks are SO COOL. There was a giant head and an upside-down lamp post and an otter with a human face and a tree that looked like Groot.
I recommend deCordova. I have no clue what it costs, since I went with a school group, but if it's cheap and you live nearby it's totally worth checking out.