Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cindy Sherman at MoMA Didn't Scare My Baby Too Much

Clowns don't scare me

When I volunteered at the Met in the Greek and Roman galleries, I'd see kids come in groups, see a statue and then point at the penises and laugh.  I'm sure I did that when I was a kid, too.

When body parts are just naked in art, I won't feel weird talking about that with Greyson, but I wonder what I'll do or say when genitalia is not just exposed but, say, inexplicable and repulsive?  Take, Cindy Sherman's Untitled #263, for example.  Will I shield Greyson from seeing works like that until he's older?  Could I explain to a child how a piece like that is different from porn?  I don't know!  There's so much parenting stuff that is a big question mark to me.

How Cindy Sherman hypnotized my baby after the jump.

But, I digress...

Cindy Sherman is an exhibit that a baby can actually enjoy.  The colors and expressions in Cindy's large portraits commanded Greyson's attention.  We recommend the exhibit!

While you're at MoMA, consider checking out the Material Lab for kids.  I never knew about it, but I picked up a brochure about family and kids stuff at MoMA that talked about it.   I can't wait for Greyson to be old enough to participate in the kids stuff there.  Most of the programming is for ages 4 and up, but the Material Lab is open to all!  We'll right a review when we check it out one day soon!

Greyson's review:  Cindy Sherman was delicious!

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