No Just Cold, Art Too

It’s cold here in Denver, not only is it cold but it has been warm for so much of this winter that our bodies have gotten lazy to the cold. But there are certain activities that just go so well with a cold snap. No, not curling up under a cozy blanket and watching movies, this is us after all. No the cold sends us walking downtown to the Contemporary Art Museum Denver. Once we were there, and reasonably defrosted we decided to stay for the day.

Consideration I love how certain pieces attract him, how he will spend a long time looking at it, telling me his reactions and the connections he makes.

Words on the Wall For me the intersection of art and words is always so interesting, especially when the traditional boundaries of the page is ignored.

Self Portrait on a Bench Hi there! Sometimes I even make it into a picture.

Art Stretch (for mind and body) The top floor of the museum has children’s activities, I really like this arrangement because we can focus on looking at the art first and then play for a long while. Other museums mix it up which distracts from the real reason to be there. Yes children like the activities but it makes it easy for them to never really consider the art. Adults do not give children enough credit for their ability or interest in anything not dumbed down for them.

Climb On the other hand I also think that it is important to remember that children interact with the world differently than adults, play is part of understanding. So when a museum has art for children to touch and play with, not just a craft activity, it gives back to them (after they have experienced the adult parts of the museum).

Infestation Up the final ramp in the museum is a place for making. This time there were black die cut butterflies and colored circle stickers.

Black on White You could either design the butterflies themselves or make designs with them on the walls.

Just Us We ended our visit with the cafe where we played a few rounds of Set and read from our current book.

Chairs If you haven’t noticed by now I have a thing for chairs.

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