Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Springfield Art Museums

On the day we visited the Dr. Seuss Museum, we decided to visit all five of the Springfield museums.  This included two art museums which Alec and I just loved!

Thankfully each of the museums was pretty small so the other two boys were OK with touring them too.

The Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts housed some of my favorite artists' works of the impressionist movement!  We also checked out the White House display they had going of the Kennedy's in the white house and Evan got to sit at the Resolute Desk; which we read all about and remembered hearing about in the National Treasure movies.





Evan got to pretend he was the president of the United States!





The second art museum; the George Walter Vincent Smith Art museum had Greek God inspired sculptures and lots of samurai gear that the younger two boys just loved.  I loved the architecture and the stained glass windows as well as all the pottery art. 














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    1. I do too! Luckily my middle son enjoys them as well so I have an art buddy.

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  2. Museums are so much fun! I would've enjoyed pretending to be the president, too!

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    1. All the kids thought that was fantastic.

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  3. I am always left in awe when I think about the era these artifacts were created in...just beautiful.

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    1. It is pretty amazing what they could create with the tools and supplies they had available. And even more so when you think of how they've held up!

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  4. It's great that you take your boys to the museum. I think it's important that kids get to see the beautiful creations and history of past items, especially when we're in a society of use and toss.

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  5. Very beautiful. I love museums. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I can spend days in art museums! So much to take in.

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    1. Me too! We did walk through these rather quickly as we had several young children with us as part of our group but there is so much to see.

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  7. What great museums! It looks like they had a nice variety of paintings as well as other artifacts. I would love to see that Kennedy exhibit too! Thanks for linking up to Take Me Away this month!
    Shelley

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    1. They really did have a great variety of art. My boys were thrilled to realize it was not just all paintings and portraits.

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