Thursday, August 7, 2008

"Awesome" Sculpture!



Several weeks ago I posted a piece of sculpture by Alabama artist Charlie Lucas.  A nice collection of his metal pieces is currently on exhibition outside in the Sculpture Pit at the Birmingham Museum of Art.  I claimed that this is one place that  children could run around and enjoy the art, even ......touch it!  Just to prove it, here's my grandson Davis having a closer look at two pieces  that he thought were really "awesome".   This might disprove the theory that museums can't be kid friendly.



16 comments:

Olivier said...

surprenante et très originale cette sculpture.

surprising and very original this sculpture.

Mo said...

A really interesting piece.

Kelly said...

A perfect piece for an exhibit for children! How wonderful that they can experience it through touch!

Dusty Lens said...

Interactive art, perhaps it will stir creativity for Davis and other children.

Rambling Round said...

Your grandson is really enjoying this! Interesting work of sculpture by the Tin Man!

Eki Qushay Akhwan said...

Sometimes I think children are the better art appreciator ... Yes, David's right. Those pieces of art look awsome, and mind teasing. I like the curiousity David showed in these pictures.

alice said...

Hello Davis! I think it's great to go to the museums with children, their eye is so fresh!
When my children were very young, I went as often as possible for example to Le Louvre always with one of them at one time, and I offered this visit like if it was a hunting after a treasure (I don't know if my words are clear enough?). One time, they had to find the sitting scribe, one time la Victoire de Samothrace, another time a famous painting, etc. And one hour is enough, more is too much for keeping some pleasure!
And your new banner is beautiful, love it! (I am fan of banners!)

Halcyon said...

I think there should be more museums like this. As an adult, I also enjoy being able to touch and get a closer look at art. This one looks especially fun.

Virginia said...

As a note, the sculpture pit at the musuem offers a wide variety of permanent and rotating sculpture. While they don't "advertise" it as a children's museum, let's just say they don't have guards to keep you from touching the merchandise! Inside it's another story. My little buddy got a little too close to a painting and a guard had to give us a gentle (and friendly I might add) reminder of where we needed to safely stand.

Laurie said...

Wonderful! I agree, museums should encourage more participation from children (and adults!) Art has, in some ways, become unapproachable for kids, and I think that's a shame. I took my daughter at The Getty Museum for the first time when she was 4 months old, and we have been there many times. When she was small, I wore her in a sling and we'd look at all the paintings together. To this day, she is mesmerized by the Expressionists.

BTW, that top sculpture is really interesting!

D.C. Confidential said...

I love interactive museums and watching people--especially children--engage with the art.

Great pictures! And cute grandson.

Knoxville Girl said...

I like that bottom photo - he's really engaged with the art there.

Isadora said...

It is fun art that you can touch! Expose a child to that and he will be devoted for life. Those are whimsical pieces in any case.

Tash said...

I can see why Davis would favor that sculpture. Nice to have him there to give perspective & to see his cool red shoes! I also like "the grab"! I hope he got to touch it.

Marie Reed said...

Awesome sculpture and awesome Grandbaby!

Ming the Merciless said...

Your grandson is totally adorable.

Glad to see he's learning to appreciate art at such a young age.