Since moving to Philly in the last month, the cold weather keeps cramping all the ideas I have about exploring the city. However, I have decided that I will not allow this gloomy outdoors deter me from exploring our new city. I decided to take Camille to the Art Museum this past Wednesday and it was a blast. The Museum’s main building is open from 5:00p.m to 8:45 p.m. every Wednesday. The event is casual, exciting, and illuminating. There is a chance to explore the Museum and its remarkable collections in “inventive, interactive, and dynamic new ways”.
We registered at the front desk and I paid $5 each for the three of my family attending (myself, Camille and Dad).
For kids under 7 years-old, there was a Night-Owl Read and Look, a pre-bedtime story, art project, and imaginative play in the galleries. Camille met up with a handful of toddlers who were also accompanied by their parents and guardians. So, we had to stay with kids for the entire 45mins. It was fun, and by the end of it, I wished we still had more time. It started with a short story at the entrance of the museum, and then the kids took the stairs to the galleries where they stopped and explored art, while identifying shapes and expressions. Camille was very energetic the whole time, I was very proud of her. The group then sat down for yet another story, while making shapes out of strings. This was soon accompanied with an art project of cardboard papers, glue, various shapes for creating a piece of artwork that aligned with their current mood. Camille had lots of “heart-shaped” colors
My Dad and I got a chance to explore the Masterpieces of the Museum on a tour with Joshua Helmer, featuring works by such artists as Van Eyck, Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, and others, “The Masterpieces” tour delivers a look at some of the collection’s greatest treasures. We encountered a yoga session on our tour and I immediately remembered that I had previously wanted to take yoga but I left my mat since I didn’t want to leave my dad alone with Camille for the tour. I intend on attending solo next time to take full advantage of this class.
Overall, our first time at the museum was a success. I am thinking of buying a one-year membership pass so I can take full advantage of this amazing resource. We had a beautiful time, and will definitely go back.