Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring Break Adventures IV

It started raining last night, and there was a 60% chance of thunderstorms the rest of the day. That took swimming at the pool off the table. So last minute we opted to go to the Detroit Institute of Arts. It is a very nice art museum, with some really amazing pieces, and it is free to residents in our county.

They had a postcard watercolor craft for the kids to do. Peter and Andi enjoyed the experience, David was a grump.

Once we got to the art exhibits David got a lot happier.

All of the kids especially enjoyed the Egyptian art. However they were totally creeped out by it, especially the mummy...

The ceiling of the museum's main hall was stunning. I'm pretty sure this is a very old building and it is a very beautiful building too.

For a Bear adventure requirement David did some research on American historical figures. One of the people he read about was Benjamin West. So David was pretty impressed to find a couple of West paintings among the painting in the Early American Art gallery.

We had a lot of fun. We didn't even get to half of the exhibits so I am rather excited to go back. The kids have probably seen all they care to see, but I would go again.

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