I was a double major in Art History & Studio Art from Gettsysburg College, a beautiful small liberal arts school in Pennsylvania.
I was so excited to see that the MFA had a special exhibit on French pastels. I posted my museum visit on my private instagram page and a few ballet parents asked me questions about it, so I thought I would share with you how I tried to make this experience fun for my sporty boys. I knew they weren't thrilled to go, but we invited their cousin, printed out a scavenger hut from google and headed into Boston on a rainy Sunday morning.
On the weekends, kids admission is free, and the side streets has free parking. Admission for me was $25.
If they completed the scavenger hunt, I would buy them something from the gift shop. I had to bribe them a little 😉
When I was young my mom took us to museums a lot and we always had to find our favorite painting or sculpture and take a picture next to it, yes, just like the picture. The boys thought this was hilarious, but we had fun!
I got to spend some time with the 3 beautiful Degas paintings. I have been obsessed with Degas since I was a little girl. Degas was a regular visitor of the Paris Opera House and was allowed access to the dance classes because he was a friend of the ballet master. He is most famous for his paintings of ballerinas at work, in rehearsal or rest. I love how he captures the movement of the dancers! 💕 I hope you and your dancer can visit them too! If you do, please send me a picture :)
My daydreaming of Degas ballerinas was interrupted by kids who finished their scavenger hunt & were ready to head to the cafeteria for lunch & to pick out their museum gift. The great news, there were a lot of inexpensive options. I got each of the boys a mood necklace & a little pack of colorful clay for $6. The cafeteria had a nice salad bar and the kids were pleased with their pizza slices & French fries :)
It was a fun morning and nice to break up our active days to enjoy some amazing artwork in our backyard! I hope you go visit the MFA this summer.
Mom of 3, wife, business owner, ballet teacher and fitness instructor. Trying hard to raise healthy, happy and grateful children while running the studio of my dreams. Trying to stay FIT, flexible, stylish and take care of myself in the process!