It’s Not Your Grandma’s Art Museum Anymore

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Remember growing up as a kid and being drug to the art museum. You had to follow the law of the building or some old guy in a suit popped out like a ninja and showed you the error of your ways.

Rule #1 NO RUNNING

Rule #2 NO CLIMIBING

RULE #3 FOR PETE”S SAKE, NO TOUCHING

So when we went to the Columbus Museum of Art yesterday we were shocked by how much it changed.

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This room is the first thing you come to when you enter the galleries. Yeah! it’s an interactive playroom for the kids and not a museum ninja to be seen. They encouraged you to touch, climb, and talk. WHAT!? a kid could actually have fun? I think I entered bizzaro world.

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Of course the regular art was there and the old rules applied. There were people taking pictures of the art, people talking about the art, even people being the art.

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In the end it was a great day for all of us. We saw the works of Monet, Lichtenstein, and Picasso. The kids saw a ancient mosaic from Lod, Israel dating back to the Roman era. Plus my wife saw the master’s of art in the masters gallery.

Of course the Alice in Wonderland life sized chess set was cool too. I recommend to you all, if your in Columbus, Ohio, don’t miss the art museum.

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About Mark Birks
Professional photographer specializing in fine art photography and portraiture.

5 Responses to It’s Not Your Grandma’s Art Museum Anymore

  1. Kelly says:

    I think the art museum is great! My daughter and I have a great time going there. Did you see the activies you could partake in while wandering not in the kids section, like puzzles and games?

  2. Mark Birks says:

    Yeah I did, my older son did some of the sticky note questions. It was a lot of fun.

  3. This looks wonderful! Would you be happy for me to reblog?

  4. Mark Birks says:

    Yes please do so. Thank you for stopping by and reading.

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