February 25, 2010
The Art Museum
We could look, but we couldn't touch. We could walk, but we couldn't run. We could talk, but we couldn't shout or whine. Civilization - at last! Fine art museums have many rules, but that shouldn't keep families away. After minding our manners on a rainy Sunday morning at San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art, they surprised us with a hands-on art program in their education center. I still find it interesting that you can tour 5 floors of priceless art, but when you're with a child, all they need is a room with some blank paper.
Looking forward to more priceless art this spring when the De Young Museum will showcase the Impressionists: Birth of Impressionism - Masterpieces from the Musee d'Orsay, opening May 26th. With a baguette in hand, it might be like a mini trip to Paris!
Please don't forget to check out Photo Friday for more artistic ideas.