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So, dads. Do you ever take yer kids to art-like places? Museums? Sculpure gardens? Openings? If so, what do your kids like? Any ideas? A dad with a sense that their kid will actually like art, wants to know.

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So, dads. Do you ever take yer kids to art-like places? Museums? Sculpure gardens? Openings? If so, what do your kids like? Any ideas? A dad with a sense that their kid will actually like art, wants to know.
i take my kids(well charges anyway lol) to low brow art galleries which show artwork by the new and rising artists such as ana baganyan, mark ryden etc.
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my son who is 15 months has just noticed that statues are representations of people. There are several parks where we were staying that have statues. He will just stand at the base of it and "talk" and point at it.

Of course he loves the children's museum
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Oooo, low brow art. I like low brow.
Statues are way too cool for kids. We are wanting to go to a sculpture garden during a free day. But, we have been tipped off that's when the buses show up full of everyone else. So, we may pay.
Children's museums rule.
We went to an art institute once, but the elevator was more interesting to our DD than much of the art.

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Actually, DS loves the art that his mama makes

But anyways, about the most artful place we've taken him is the local mega-mart art supply store, where he has a delightful time trying to touch absolutely everything.

Still a little too young for the "Downtown-hip-museum-gallery" scene, and the nearest kids' museum is a bit far away. Can't wait until he can at least make some proper use of crayons and such.
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Not to pose my own question, but I am a grad in art and I have taken my 4 month old DD to my studio once. When have you others notices that your children started liking art? Oh and I would suggest student shows for art especially sculpture and drawings....sometimes there are some really cool and interesting things coming out of student work.
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Our youngest is 13 months. She started drawing recently. Our oldest at 4 & 1/2 draws all the time. She started a little later, if I remember. As far as actually apreciating other art, it seems to be ever-present in the interrelationship with the world around them, but actually saying, "Wow, this is cool!" came from our eldest recently when she saw a book of Andy Goldsworthy's stuff.

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We're lucky in that we live close to an art museum built specifically for children. When DD was 1-ish, they opened a brand new wing called "Artville" which is like this little town made out of giant art supplies.

http://www.cityofmesa.org/amfy/

It's hard to say, though, if she appreciates the "viewing" part of it all, though. She likes to *do* things, just looking at art doesn't interest her much. I think DW and I are much the same in that regard.

Even the last time we took her a few months ago (she's 3), when the main exhibit was all about cats, she really just wanted to play in Artville and with the make-believe restaurant they had set up (The Cool Cat Cafe, or something similar).

Now, when it comes to making art, she's usually up for doing "art projects", and she's willing to try almost any medium we set up for her, but the one thing she asks to do the most is painting. And most of the time she prefers painting on her plastic animals. Maybe it's because paint was her earliest artistic experience.

In a couple of weeks I'm going to try to take her to a concert by the local volunteer symphony. She'll listen to some classical music in the car with me, so hopefully she'll be interested.
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Yes, we take him to "First Fridays" in the city. They open the art galleries in the area and we look and art and talk about it--all kinds, realism, impressionism, modern. We always include the Fire Engine Museum as well, we he loves. He also gets to see art students on the streets doing performance art and selling their wares.

We also went to an Indian Festival on the Parkway which included a free meal of Eastern Indian food. So, we like to expose him to all cultures and foods. We live 5 miles from a major US city. I'm in the city daily and my DW and DS make it here at least 3x weekly.
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Not a dad but DS loved MassMOCA http://www.massmoca.org . When we were there, in the summer, they had a lot of big installations, like a whole amusement park recreated (no touching, sadly). Also a life-sized elephant with a tiger on it. And the fuselage of an airplane, filled with bats. A room filled with mirrors. DS was incredibly impressed and jabbered at everything quite a bit.

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Has anyone introduced their kids to bad art?

http://www.museumofbadart.org/

There are some real amusing things here.

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destrucive art is fun.
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one thing i've got stored away in my mama notes for later is that i used to go to art museums with my younger cousins and they would bring crayons and a drawing book. they would find a bench or piece of floor by some art that inspired them and go to town. sometimes trying to mimic it, or whatever. i remember them doing this from quite early on and for years afterwards.
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Ooo. Now that is a good idea. Our eldest would realy dig that. The drawing book to the museum, that is. The destructive art is more for Mama and Tata.

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