A Day at The Dalí with Young Ones
Written by Harriet Monzon-Aguirre | January, 2022
William pointing out the smaller repeat within the painting of Salvador Dalí's "Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea
which at Twenty Meters Becomes the Portrait of Abraham Lincoln-Homage to Rothko”
The day before school started I thought what shall I do with the kids? We are spoilt for choice really. Do we go to a park or playground; wildlife center or butterfly garden? My answer - “Let’s go on another trip to a museum.” Most of the art museums my young ones and I haven't seen were closed on Monday, so we planned a trip to The Dalí Museum. From past experiences and knowing The Dalí Museum ia a mecca for art enthusiasts, we were prepared.
Madeline sketching by Salvador Dalí's "The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus”
Madeline and William sketching at The Dalí Museum
Madeline and William continuing to sketch in The Root Contemplation Area
We paused to admire the details of more paintings and then interestingly enough, Madeline found The Root Contemplation Area which I had never seen before but was very quiet and relaxing. The kids sat down and sketched some more. After reflecting we went downstairs and spent some time in the education room. Crayons, paper punchers, wire moustaches, the kids enjoyed this area immensely. Madeline was very proud of her creations and the ability to add them to the hanging collection.
William punching holes in the educational activity room
Thomas climbing the Lip bench in the Avant-garden
William and Madeline hatching from an egg in the Avant-garden
Me, Maddie and William visiting The Dalí Museum 4 years ago
William tracing the spiral in The Avant-garden
4 years ago
Melting clock on a bench. Time is fluid.