It’s fun taking a kiddo to an art museum, especially when she can gawk at a Greek sarcophagi, Egyptian treasures and the Dutch masters all within a 3 minute walk. We kept her engaged by having her pick out her favorite work in each room, which included:
- Shipyard paintings (she liked the fine details and waves)
- Alfred Stevens ‘The Duchess’ (we were both enchanted by her blue velvet)
- ‘That one where the people might have been kids – kids are cool’ (no idea)
- Saint Michael the Archangel by Claudio Coello
Kolo Moser is awesome
Equally as cool as Ella’s first in-person Renoir was the Koloman Moser ‘Designing Modern Vienna’ exhibit.
It was an explosion of featuring spectacular drawings, textiles, patterns, furniture, ceramics and so much more from the Austrian design guru himself.
I was particularly taken by the walls themselves – they had been stenciled and covered with wallpaper reproductions of his intricate pattern work (you can see the Neue Gallerie installation image below).
I love how great design can live on so strongly for so many decades. Walking into the exhibit felt almost like walking into a favorite MidCentury Modern shop – from the furniture to the prints to the serving trays. Great ideas never die.