Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Family Travels in May

Starting today, once a month, I will be posting pics of our various travels. Living approximately 30 minutes outside of Washington, DC, has its perks.  With all the free museums and art galleries not to mention the fabulous Folgers Shakespeare Library and the zoo, there is a ton to do there which cost little to no pocket money.  We travel there at least once a month to catch a special exhibition, view the art, or whatever may strike our fancy. I count it a large blessing to live so close there.  We have learned and enriched our lives as homeschoolers as a result of it!  I wouldn't change it for the world!  But, that is not all we do in our travelling.  There are other fun things we do from time to time, so I thought it would be fun to share our fun each month.  If it should be we have a month where we go nowhere (hahaha), there will be no post.

First up on our monthly activities was Free Comic Book Day!!!!  My kids are enjoy Marvel, DC, Doctor Who, anything totally geeky.  And, free comic book day is a good day to rake in some goodies, for nothing.  Our library system participated in the event, so my hubby took the boys out to library hop.  They found a cool photo booth while out.  (note-my youngest son is NOT being grouchy.  he's posing as Batman, and Batman never smiles)

Another fun thing we saw was the annual orchid display in Washington, DC.  This year it was held at the Hirshorn Gallery.  We have enjoyed their displays over the years.  This one wasn't as big as some in the past, but it was still a nice display.

But, my favorite adventure that we did was visit the Hirshorn Gallery to see the fabulous Infinity Mirrors by Yayoi Kusama.  It was a very hard exhibit to get into.  I was so happy when we were finally able to go.   You can read a bit more about her work here and here.  There were various type of her art on display.  I loved it all but my favorites were the Infinity Rooms themselves.  

The other types of art that was on display

The grand finale of the whole exhibit was the Obliteration Room.  It was totally touchable.  Before opening, Ikea donated a ton of stuff and all was painted white.  Then, as you go into the room at the end of the exhibit, you are given a sheet of stickers which you can place anywhere you like.  It was a fun colorful room.

(my mini-me went along for some fun photos, dressed in polka dots, of course)

It was a fun exhibit.  There was also a large pumpkin outside the museum which we saw back in March.  

Its debut at the Hirshorn is the start of its tour around the United States.  If you want to see if it is coming to a museum near you, check here.

And that wraps up our adventures for May.  What were you up to in May?  Leave a comment and let me know.  

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