On Sunday, we spent the afternoon at the Peabody Essex Museum on a play date with Ella's friends. We're in the children's exhibit area and above them flows The River of Words. This section has exhibits on water and ecology with phrases creating the river. The kids loved exploring the area and goofing off with each other.
After we made our way to the Shapeshifting exhibit, much of my time was spent pulling back hands and saying, "DON'T TOUCH THAT!" This was the first visit to an art museum for my kids--the first museum we've been to where they can't touch everything. Quite a learning curve for Alex and Ella. Still, they seems to enjoy walking around the open spaces, looking at art under glass and on the walls.
It's been a while since I've taken pictures for the blog. Wish I had taken better pictures to show off the different spaces at the PEM. It was lovely just being in the presence of so many beautiful and timeless works of art with my two children. I hope I can foster an appreciation of art that will last them a lifetime.