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.
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.
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.
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?