I Took My 3-Year-Old to a Modern Art Gallery… And She Loved It

12 August 2014 | 2 Comments

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Last Saturday morning, Clara (almost 3.5 years old) and I went on a date in the city. I wanted to check out the Toronto Flower Market, on Queen Street near Ossington. I realized that was near the new Artscape Youngplace building, where Penelope Stewart’s Vanitas exhibit was on display at the Koffler Gallery.  A friend works at the Koffler, and she told me the exhibit is family-friendly. So I thought, what the hell, I’ll take the kid.

It was so much fun! We did the flower market quickly, picking up two huge bouquets. Then we headed to Artscape Youngplace, and had a snack at the Coffee Pub. Clara was thrilled to have a cheddar bacon croissant (the kid loves bacon). Then into the gallery, to see the installation. You walk through and explore the piece, which is made of beeswax. Clara enjoyed pointing out objects that seemed familiar to her, and smelling the beeswax flowers on the beeswax walls.

After visiting the gallery, we made a short stop across the street in Trinity Bellwoods park, to visit the playground and the swings. Clara deserved some playtime after being so well-behaved for the morning.

[top image via NOW. images below are mine]

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2 Responses on “I Took My 3-Year-Old to a Modern Art Gallery… And She Loved It”

  1. Tara says:

    She is so godamn cute!

  2. avery says:

    She sure is… When she’s not throwing a tantrum. 🙂

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