Working at a museum means that the extraordinary can become the mundane. I sometimes lose sight of how special an art experience can be because it is part of my daily life. Today I had the chance to see art at CMA through a new set of eyes – my daughter’s.
Tate and her preschool class from Burbank Early Childhood School visited the Museum this morning and I joined her and her buddies on their Artful Adventure Safari. We sang songs and looked at art, and built castles and talked about art, ate snacks and invented new kinds of animals, climbed in tents and imagined all sorts of wonderful things.
I could see in her face and the faces of her friends that in their own, unique, 4-year-old way, they were connecting with art and enjoying being at the Museum. It was a magical morning. Tate’s favorite part of her Artful Adventures tour was “everything.” When I asked her what she would tell her Dad and her friends at home about her adventure she said she would tell them “you should come to the museum.” That pretty much sums it up. What a treasure this very personal great experience with great art was.
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