On Saturday there was a new Dick Blick art store opening in University City. The first 25 teachers got a free back of goodies and a chance to win $1000 shopping spree for their classroom. Okay, I was there, got the bag of goodies and am hoping to hear that I won ;)! Since we were so close to Forest Park and the STL Art Museum my husband and I went for a little visit. The museum is under construction so there wasn't a whole lot of special displays, just the normal art. We managed to see a couple of Thomas Hart Bentons, a few VanGoghs, Monets...it was fun. My husband has never been to an art museum and kept asking if these were the real thing. Kind of funny, but if you're always used to seeing prints it's really hard to believe you're staring at a true original!