I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Where-To-Go Wednesday - Whitney Museum of American Art

We were given free tickets to The Whitney Museum for review purposes. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.
What: Whitney Museum of American Art

Where: 99 Ganssevoort St.
            New York, NY

Who: All ages

Me -The Whitney Museum of American Art was enjoyable. We went on a Kid's Tour. It was fascinating.   We saw a stained glass window with a lot of symbols in it. There were these weird moving mannequins in bathing suits with virtual reality glasses on. There were these sculptures that looked like chairs. They also had a chair that looked like a piece of art but you could actually sit on it.  A lot of people could sit on it at once. The part of it that  looked soft was hard, and the part of  it that looked hard was really comfortable. There was a section with paintings that had legs attached to them holding them up. There were a bunch of banners hanging from the ceiling. In the stairwell there were these different kinds of mannequins. One was a giant baby. It was creepy. There was even art work outside and you could go outside on different floors of the museum. One of the outside exhibits was these giant plastic cubes. There was a lot of snow on the ground when we visited the museum, and it looked like the snow was in the cubes. You could also see your reflection in them. There were trees in one section but that was inside. I don't know what trees have to do with art  anyway. They were pretty and colorful though. There was an area called Open Studio where kids and the adults with them got to make art. There was a picture of bathtub by a window. There was this purple couch. There was another section were there were these tiles and sinks, and it looked like a bathroom. Over all, it was a really fun place.

Mom's view: There are lot of art museums in New York and some of them are not very family friendly. Some even have minimum age requirements. That is not the case for the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Whitney Museum of American Art  is extremely welcoming to families. In fact, they have events and activities for all ages including Strollers Tours, Kid's Tours and Open Studio time. Stroller tours are pretty self explanatory. Kid's Tours are for children ages 5 and up, and they are free with admission to the museum.  They are given about 3 times a day on Saturdays. However, you must sign up  in advance and only a limited amount of people are allowed on each tour so if you go to the museum and you are interested in that, you should sign up right away. If you think a kid's tour is going to be an exhausting trek through the museum with a bunch of bored little kids, don't worry the tours are nothing like that. The tours are short and very interactive. They involve visits to only two different works of art. I am not sure if they are always the same two works of art or this varies, however. The two  art works are discussed in a fun way for kids where the kids are asked a lot of questions and able to give their opinions a lot. Also, kids get to search for things in the artwork and even get to do a little drawing of their own. Open studio is also on Saturdays but does not require a ticket or registration. It gives kids the opportunity to create their own works of art related to a particular work of art that is currently in the museum. Each week a different work of art is chosen for inspiration. Open Studio runs from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM. If you are not a kid and you do not have a kid and you are afraid that with all this family friendliness, the Whitney must be a noisy, crazy place with kids running all over. Don't be. It is actually pretty quiet and peaceful. Since the museum is so welcoming to kids, they are kept busy, happy and entertained  there. Therefore, they have no reason to run wild and annoy other museum guests and that makes the Whitney Museum of American Art a great place to visit for everyone.

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Theater Thursday.


  1. I've never been to the Whitney Museum. Looks like they have some interesting artwork.

    1. It sure does. Thanks for visiting Says Me Says Mom and your comment.