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Des Moines Art Center

Our travel plan included going to Iowa in the winter and sharing a hotel room with three children under the age of 6. Plus, our main activity was going to an art museum. It doesn’t seem like it would be a remarkable vacation, but we would all vote to do it again! We laughed, had …

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Montgomery Museum of Art: Play

Driving across Alabama this summer, we stopped at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art. After walking through the galleries and making the museum guards work a little harder than usual, we decided to give them a break and head for the children’s art studio. What made this children’s gallery stand out is some of the architectural …

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Travel to Gee’s Bend

I had two things on my mind when we started this road trip a few weeks ago. First, I am raising three white boys in Alabama, and I wonder what they will grow up to think about race and power. Second, I am so loved. My partner-in-crime surprised us by arranging an adventure to see …

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Castello di Ama

Driving through the landscape in Chianti is just like the books. You pass vineyards, rolling hills, and bicyclers. Even if you are driving on point, it feels like you are lost (in a good way). Finally, at the top of a hill and the end of the dirt road, we came to a few medieval buildings and very …

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Paris: Travel with Kids

Sail wooden toy boats, play soccer in the parks, and have a sword fight with baguettes… these are just a few of the new memories we made when we took our children to Paris. We’ve been to the city a few times without children and once with a 6 month old. Even though we were …

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The James Turrell Skyspace in Nashville

We recently made a second visit to James Turrell’s skyspace in Nashville. James Turrell is one of the greatest American artists of the last century and most of his work is environmental. In other words, they are installations in a landscape or building that do not move easily. For example, at least three of his artworks …

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Olafur Eliasson at Versailles

It’s the chance to run through a cloud. At one moment you are completely seen, running straight towards this mass in the middle of the field. And before you expect it, everyone disappears. The air looks as thick as walls until you break through. My oldest son’s little legs, which previously moved like lead along the approaching …

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How to visit the Gori Collection

The Fallen and the Saved by Robert Morris

During the summer, you can visit Guiliano Gori’s art collection at Fattoria di Celle. The property stretches over 70 acres of diverse rolling landscape. The artworks are all site-specific and thus take on a different feel than other collections in sculpture parks. Each artwork is integrated into the landscape by the artist. The ditches, bridges, fields, and groves …

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