After lunch at Fossil Fuels in the lower level of Carnegie Museum of Natural History, we walk up the giant stone steps to the Museum of Art. I remember taking my daughter to Carnegie’s Art Museum in a stroller and remember her eyes lighting up when she viewed the varied exhibits. Now, when we make our way to the Art areas, she is familiar with many of the artists and their famous work.
She has become familiar with Monet and Manet, Van Gogh and Renoir. Saturday art classes can immerse her in painting and drawing, as well as clay art. For more information on Saturday art classes, click here.
John Sargent’s Portrait of a Boy captured her eye, as a poster of the painting was in her art class at school.
Edwin Abbey’s The Penance of Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester is based on a history play by William Shakespeare.
One of my favorites, Pascal Dagnan Bouveret’s Christ and the Disciples at Emmaus. This photo does the masterpiece no justice!
Outside of the back entrance to the museum.
We, as a family, try to make day trips educational and fun. I will happily visit the Carnegie museums time after time. After all, the kid is learning. And, I have to admit, I am, too.