Back in it for Museum Monday! Today we started out by doing some quick work on storyboarding our movie for later in the month:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Next Museum Monday is August 14th at Flushing Meadows! Tune in, it's gonna be bonkers!