Aiden’s Next Museum Trip

Aiden went to his first museum at 6 months old. I had a school assignment to review “Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)”, which by the way, I absolutely loved. It was hilarious and inventive and I love her children’s books.

The hubs and babes on the way to the Jewish Museum (old cellphone picture)


He doesn’t look happy in the photo, but there were plenty of colors and patterns to distract him (and the hubs obviously helped distract him while I took down notes)

His next trip was to the MoMA, which made me SO happy! He loved the sculptures outside.

Aiden and his tia Chiri

A and my friend Michal

Talking intently about the art (notice Shira in the background)

I love this picture! Aiden and Michal are having a weird moment

more talk about the art, I'm sure


And he loved a lot of the art inside. I’m sure it had more to do with the colors than anything else, but I don’t care. Heck, this kid has a book on Magritte, Chuck Close, Van Gogh, Monet, Matisse, and recognizes the Dali, Warhol, and Rothko posters in our house.

In the elevator with Shira's awesome bracelet that I want to steal

practicing "button" one of his first words

Post-museum Starbucks run, obviously.

Haha, Aiden's like "what's with all these pictures?"

Ready for bed

I am sorry to say that those were the only two museums he has ever been to! He just turned 21 months and I think it’s time to step it up. With a free day this week, I want to take him out of daycare and to a museum, but which? The Children’s Museum is the obvious choice, but a hassle with public transportation. Any suggestions?


3 thoughts on “Aiden’s Next Museum Trip

  1. the Manhattan CHildren’s Museum is not great for under four year olds. I believe the Brooklyn CHildren’s Museum is much better at accommodating different ages. I’ve taken the kids so many times and they always love it. Really I believe in exposing (brainwashing) them young and find the key is timing. Keep them there a minute too long and you and they’ll regret it. Let’s plan a trip–STILL haven’t seen The Steins Collect.

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