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"Is this art? Or is it going to be something later?" I called to the man across the room.
"No, that's art," came his reply.
"Oh, okay." Pause. "Thanks."
Apparently, I have a lot to learn about art.
My kids and I had decided that we wanted to discover the Walker Art Center on the First Free Saturday in April.
Let me tell you about the Walker Art Center. First of all, it's pretty famous!
Even if you aren't from Minnesota or the Twin Cities, you have probably seen this:
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However, it was during this activity that I saw a room that was taped off with a bunch of paint cans and scaffolding. I told the kids not to go in there because they were working on it. Then, I looked at it again and called out to the nearest employee (who wasn't so near), "Is this art? Or is it going to be in the future." It was in that gallery that I decided that apparently, I just don't get art.
We loved this! We are so looking forward to doing this again. Some tips I would recommend.
- Go right away in the morning. I was told multiple times that at noon, it becomes insane!
- Plan to do 3 or 4 of the offered activities, not all of them.
- Once the kids get tired, stop. They offer it every month so you can see more next time.
- Park in the underground ramp. It's $4 and to me that was like $1 a child! Totally worth it especially since it was raining. And it's kind of fun trying to get out!
- Pray that the regular elevator doesn't work so that you can experience the joy of the freight elevator. I absolutely know that my children will be sad next month when they have to take the regular elevator!