Henry and I paid our first visit to the Whitney Museum‘s new location in the Meatpacking District. We enjoyed the collection in its new exhibit space and Henry was especially impressed with the building’s exterior metal-grated staircase.
Henry’s first visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Boy on Bench
Maybe I’m succumbing to the sort of parental pride that skews perception, but the other day I was impressed to see that when Henry said he made Superman out of Duplo building blocks, it was actually a pretty recognizable, minimalist abstraction of Superman.
The hobby of the day was painting on big paper. Henry likes watching his dad paint and working independently too. He is lucky his dad is an artist and paints pictures that seem to resemble what they really are, whereas about the best I can do is a heart and some nice words.
We visited a few art galleries in Chelsea (and the West Village) today. In particular, we wanted to show Henry an exhibit by the sculptor, Nancy Rubins called “Our Friend Fluid Metal” which is made from countless salvaged playground toys.
The other highlight was a show called “Multiple Personalities” by Rob Pruitt at Gavin Brown’s enterprise in the West Village.
Turnout at Gagosian gallery for the exhibit’s last day.
“Our Friend Liquid Metal” detail
Taking it all in.
Exterior of Gavin Brown’s enterprise.
Corner of Washington and Leroy Streets
Profile with Pruitt.
Another portrait with Pruitt.
Henry resists the urge to play in the sand on the gallery floor beneath Pruitt’s “Suicide Paintings”.
Jacqui and Henry look at the cats that are looking at the paintings.
Today, Henry and I went to the Children’s Museum of the Arts with Emma and Egon. It is a great museum with many creative activities for kids. It was Henry’s first time drawing with markers. Egon is quite the artist already, but Henry mostly drew lines and scribbles. I am happy Emma invited us and hope to take Henry back in the future (thankfully, it is within walking distance of our apartment).
Henry plays with dot paint.
Henry draws with markers.
Egon uses watercolor.
Henry and Egon play with blocks.
Emma and Henry play with blocks.