Friday, May 04, 2012

My City: Artists Matter

Check out my new button!   The kids got this button from their loot bag courtesy of the Art Gallery of Ontario.  Yesterday we painted up a storm but today was a day for looking (no touching!!!)

Artists and Art DO matter and I hope that the kids can learn to appreciate art when they are older.  Right now, they are young, but not too young to look and observe.

We took a more relaxed approach to viewing the art.  Today was contemporary art day with the exception of our viewing of the Massacre of the Innocents by Rubens on the way to the potty.  We also saw this Bernini and this Bernini before heading up to floor 4 and 5.  We ended up playing "I spy" with the art and the kids had fun sitting in one of the interactive displays.  They liked Iain Baxter&'s exhibit (particularly the one with the animals) so if I have a moment, I might enter the Ampersand Challenge...

We also stumbled upon the new Weston Family Learning Centre.  How cool is this?

or this?

Love glue...

Unfortunately, we found this place too late and had only 20 minutes of play time.

Kids left with a loot bag of goodies including some art cards, pipe cleaners, a puzzle and a pencil crayon.  Now that they have added a kid's play section, I'm sure my munchkins will be asking us to go more often.

Note:  One of my favourite exhibits from the AGO is Bruce Mau's Massive Change from 2005.  Click here to learn more about Massive Change. 

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