Friday, December 7, 2012

Art Appreciation

Yesterday, I spent the day chaperoning a herd of 4th graders through an art museum.  I'm happy to report that all of the Van Goghs, Renoirs, Monets, and Picassos survived undamaged.  My psyche?  Not so much.

You see, it turns out that 4th grade boys have a much deeper and more enthusiastic appreciation of fine art than I realized.


Oh, yes.


And now, somewhere deep in the bowels of the art museum, there is surveillance video of all my little darlings pointing, howling, and yelling, "Titties, titties!"

Who says children can't appreciate culture?

32 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Now this made me smile. How I remember back in the day chaperoning outings such as these. Have a great weekend.

LL Cool Joe said...

Now you know why I chose not to teach art. :D

....Petty Witter said...

Been there, done that except in my case it was a group of girls giggling and whispering (non to quietly) about willies.

Pat Hatt said...

hahaha well at least they were interested.

Brian Miller said...

we showed liberty leading the people in class the other day...art by delcroix....yep you'd think it was the best bit of action the boys had in a while...

Adam said...

lol

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha! oh, too funny!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a hoot! Sounds about right to me and I do remember those days -- as a teacher and a chaperone!!

A Lady's Life said...

hahahahahahaha Boys will be boys lol

Alice Audrey said...

Be glad they weren't teenagers.

Daydreamertoo said...

Kids...gotta love 'em ;)

Stewart M said...

Funny!

I do wonder if the "special" nature of art trips puts up a barrier to kids becoming involved in art - ie they see it has something that happens elsewhere, in big buildings, rather than as a part of very day life.

I took groups of older kids around the National Gallery here, and it was a constant battle with the "this is stupid" type of comment! Ah, happy days.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Fireblossom said...

Good grief. What IS that? Some sort of gryphon/primitive/your friend's chubby sister?

Leovi said...

Yes, a lovely photo ... that pretty much sculpture.

LifeRamblings said...

lol too funny for words.

Bodhirose said...

Oh, no...they should have covered that thing up before they got there! I can just hear the howling and giggling...

EastCoastLife said...

hahaha.... boys can be embarrassing. I could almost hear the howling.

ladyfi said...

Ha ha ha! Got to love kids.

Nessa said...

I know several grown men that would react the same way. :)

between you and me...

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avoidtheclap said...

This is easily the funniest thing I have read in a while. Bravo.

Carver said...

Ha, too funny. I well remember art museums with little darlings although I never had to go with a class. A friend and I used to go with our children when they were young. I only have one, now an adult, but my friend had 3 and even with the 4 of them it was an experience. We were gluttons for punishment and went several times with the kids in tow.

EG CameraGirl said...

Kudos to you. You are very, Very brave to attend an art museum with 4th-grade boys!

magiceye said...

lol!!

Leenie said...

And that is what makes art so interesting.

SandyCarlson said...

Hilarious! No surprise that the wings didn't catch their attention!

eileeninmd said...

What fun, I did have nice giggle at your last sentence!

Pat said...

Typical males!

Krzysiek Helak said...

I love it, I laughed a lot :))

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

;>)... what does the video show you saying? Makes me happy (for a change) that we raised our kids in a small town! (Only because being a room mother was easier, not because they missed seeing the sculpture!)

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

There are other body parts lurking around at art museums. They must have missed the Thinker sculpture :)

Lomagirl said...

My daughter had a art museum field trip on Friday, too. She said some of the kids, especially the boys, couldn't appreciate the art for the nudity.

Unfettered BS said...

oh the joys.. thanks for the laugh :)