Ori performing, the Tel Aviv Art Museum family room
A couple of weeks ago I took my girls to the Tel Aviv Art Museum, first time for all of us. I heard they had a kids room that I thought would be fun to explore, and indeed it was. We ended up spending about 4 hours in that room playing Picasso.
I don’t remember visiting many art museums when I was a child. I did start going regularly when I was in art school (sounds like a therapy session, doesn’t it?). I was a Massachusetts College of Art student which entitled me of free admissions to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, conveniently located right around the corner (I was reading this out loud with a reminisce of a strong Bostonian accent “KOH-NEH”, I didn’t think I still had in me… ). I used to go when ever I had some time to kill, all by my self, just me and my sketch book. My favorite part was the Greek section, I used to sit down and sketch those little clay goddesses for many quiet minuets.
9 years and 2 kids later, My entire experience of art museum has changed. I still visit them frequently but not so much by my self anymore. If I may say so, it is all about them, those 2 girls of mine that fortunately like going with me and show me the way. I feel very lucky that I can see the art through their eyes.
In celebration of the International Museum Day (may 18th), and just because….I would like to dedicate the next few posts to visiting art museums with children.
I am looking forward to this series of posts, please jump in and add from your experiences visiting art museums with children or without (you too Lindsay…)