For the second year in a row, I took both of my children to the University Art Museum for a bit of a visual scavenger hunt. Last year, the toddler was confined to a stroller as we participated in the Summer Mystery Art Hunt. This year, we left the stroller behind.
However, it was a pleasant and absolutely free outing with my girls. We circled the Campbells Soup Can a few times:
We meandered through the CSU Flower Trial Gardens:
Then we made our way into the museum for some art education and appreciation. We picked up our guide book and the scavenger hunt book:
There were some pieces that intrigued us and made us wonder. And, there were some that frightened us:
As much as I admired some of the artwork, I also appreciated the opportunity to expose my children to art. It was the perfect time to teach them some etiquette and proper museum behavior:
There’s a common idiom that would perfectly describe how I felt about bringing a two year old into the museum. I’ll just leave you with this:
What: Summer Mystery Art Hunt is a visual scavenger hunt for kids. By participating, they earn a prize and are entered into a drawing for other prizes.
Where: University Art Museum, 1400 Remington Street
When: Through August 17th, 2013. Museum hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm