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July 31st - MUSEUM MONDAY at MoMA!

 Print it out and try it yourself! 

Print it out and try it yourself! 

Back in it for Museum Monday!  Today we started out by doing some quick work on storyboarding our movie for later in the month:

 Pencil behind the ear, ready to get down to business

Pencil behind the ear, ready to get down to business

We hit MoMA around noon and met today's SPECIAL GUESTS: Chay (Associate Director of the MoMA Design Store, AKA Mommy), Alexis (my sister), and Joe and Marilyn (Alexis's adorable kids). We hit the café first because the kids were already hungry for lunch, and the hunt was on!

 Joe found a great orange color right away in this Guyton/Walker wallpaper

Joe found a great orange color right away in this Guyton/Walker wallpaper

This scavenger hunt is designed to have a little bit more of a structure than the previous two... you go through the fifth floor galleries looking for the various schools of modern art for which to get a feeling (pointillism, cubism, dada, etc)  and as you do, you look for a really good example of a particular color. 

 This Signac was a really good example of pointillism for the kids

This Signac was a really good example of pointillism for the kids

The school that had the most resonance for the kids this time was, surprisingly, Dadaism. They went through a whole host of emotions in that gallery, not understanding how it was art at first, to appreciating how anti-art could be art, to appreciating the inherent beauty in the works.  

 Duchamp's hypnotic spinning discs made them calm. Sorry Monet's water lillies! 

Duchamp's hypnotic spinning discs made them calm. Sorry Monet's water lillies! 

Finding the colors is not too hard to do, but I was hoping the kids would get into choosing really great examples of colors (like an Yves Klein blue or some such). The kids took it a slightly different way, though, finding cool things that were a specific color. 

 I found out later this is Zephyr's parrot face.  

I found out later this is Zephyr's parrot face.  

The kids were kind of over it by the end this time (they wanted to play together in Central Park) so we finished up quickly. But we got it all in! 

 Marilyn was surprised by this taxidermy Angora Goat in Rauschenberg's Monogram.  

Marilyn was surprised by this taxidermy Angora Goat in Rauschenberg's Monogram.  

 Had to get a picture of Marilyn with Rosenquist's Marilyn.  

Had to get a picture of Marilyn with Rosenquist's Marilyn.  

 Zephyr got into Bridget Riley's op art, saying it both surprised him and made him feel calm

Zephyr got into Bridget Riley's op art, saying it both surprised him and made him feel calm

Next Museum Monday is August 14th at Flushing Meadows! Tune in, it's gonna be bonkers!