Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Field Trip to the MIA

This afternoon, after patiently waiting for Pieta to wake from her long morning nap, the girls and I toured the Minneapolis Institute of Art. We could have spent a lot more time there as the girls all really enjoyed it. Isabel found a small screen showing a cartoon story about the British and their love for tea. Kate ooohed and ahhhhed at the ancient Chinese sculptures. Maddie like the American colonial paintings and the short film we watched documenting a New Ireland ritual honoring the dead. We learned that New Ireland is part of New Guinnea. Needless to say, the girls were not impressed with the Monet and Van Gogh paintings we saw. I told them they would probably appreciate them more as they learned about the painters and the techniques they used.

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