Remember the movie, Night at the Museum, where Ben Stiller plays a night security guard at the Museum of Natural History. He gets more excitement than he bargained for. Now, it’s your turn to get excited. Museums are a great way to learn and be entertained. Here are a few websites that list museums:
Traveling Tammy Visits the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
This summer, my family and I created a "bucket list" of fun things we wanted to do this summer around the Kansas City area. When warm weather gets here, it’s easy for the best laid plans to become abandoned as the weeks of summer seem to fly by, and our bucket list helps remind us to get out of the house every once and awhile.
I will never be able to look at water lilies the same way, that is after viewing Monet’s Water Lilies at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art recently. Granted, the Kansas City gallery is fortunate to house one of the triptychs by Claude Monet as part of their regular museum collection. However, for the first time in 30 years, all three panels were brought together for a limited time to be viewed as a single piece as the artist intended.
We have many wonderful museums and galleries in the KC area, but the best thing of all is that a lot of them are FREE!!!!!
One of my favorites is the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. I have memories of going there as a child on field trips, accompanying my children on their field trips, and now enjoying visits with my children as adults. Hopefully...someday...with grandchildren!
Here is a list of many other museums in the area that are free:
The weather is starting to turn, and those of us who like to get out and be active are all starting to look at finding indoor activities to do. One opportunity for an intellectually stimulating afternoon is a visit to the Nelson-Atkins Museum. There you can revisit your favorite exhibits: a Rodin sculpture, Rembrandt painting, or the American Indian art gallery.
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) at the Nelson-Atkins Museum has included MCPL in their Teen Voice Project. The teens have designed eight large oddly-shaped paper mache vessels and placed them in different locations throughout Kansas City. Each vessel poses a different question – for instance, the one located in our Young Adult/Teen area asks, "What is your definition of success?"
Sunday evening, I attended a free event at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. I didn’t know what it was about. All I knew was the title, Quixotic Fusion. Since Kansas City had such beautiful weather on Sunday, I didn’t even bother to look it up; I didn’t care as long as it was outside.