Okay, what’s with the bugs? I did not head over to the Charter Museum at the State House expecting anything but pure unadulterated joy; I couldn’t wait to see this fabulous artifact finally being displayed in an appropriate setting (and that part of the exhibit does not disappoint). But the first thing a visitor sees upon entering the museum is this awkwardly designed mural. If there is an explanation as to the connection between the whimsical border of dragon flies and beetles and the magnificent Colonial Charter on display within, I could not find it.
These doodles have all the artistic sophistication of the banner above the chalkboard in Mrs. Johnson’s third grade homeroom — a graphic artist I consulted cringed at the layout and overall design of the entire mural.
But you don’t need to be a professional designer to immediately wonder “What’s with the bugs?”
The Charter Museum is free and open to the public, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.