Today’s question is: Why aren’t all art museums the same?
Background: I’m being facetious. All art museums definitely should not be the same. However, yesterday I took my kids to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC. I became a member in January when I was in NYC with my man, knowing it would be great fun for the kids this summer. We walked in and my boy said “take us to the miniature room mom”. I about laughed and explained to him that we were not at the Art Institute of Chicago and not all museums are the same. This museum has other things that he would like too.
He looked skeptical. I took them up the first flight of stairs and there was the first, most amazing, in the eyes of the kids, exhibit. It was the screaming exhibit. Basically, anyone can scream into a microphone, the speakers are set to reflect the sound off of the wall. The louder the scream the better.
We stood there for a long time while my kids decided if it would be embarrassing to scream in front of a bunch of strangers. They decided, no way. And then my boy walked right up there and screamed as loud as he could.
We promptly went up to the Matisse exhibit.
The entire time we were in the exhibit my boy begged me to take him downstairs so he could scream some more. And that he did:
Thank goodness not all museums are the same!