Last week I met up with my sister Kiana in downtown Salt Lake and we spent a couple hours at Temple Square.
I wouldn't recommend doing this with two small children and no stroller.
(You'd think I hadn't been doing this for over two years ... I still forget pretty important things.)
However, I would recommend visiting the second floor of the Church History Museum, which houses not only a children's interactive exhibit but also the winners of the Ninth International Art Competition. Ki and I wandered through, soaking it in as well as we could with Liam and MG toddling about. It made me realize how much I miss art museums.
(See: here and here and here and here)
I would link to my favorite pieces from the competition, but I can't, so I'll just tell you: Early Spring, 1820 by Jeffery Robert Pugh, While Mary Sleeps - Morning by Lester Lee Yocum, John the Baptist, Alexander Carlson Rane. You can look through the online gallery if you're so inclined. It just won't be the same.
Speaking of ... would you believe that no representation of The Kiss does justice to the piece? I'm not even a Klimt lover and WOW. I'm telling you, in person it is mesmerizing. The gold SPARKLES.
So I want to know. do you have a favorite artist? (I fell in love with this one in Prague.) What makes him/her your favorite? Do you have this artist's work in your house? What would your piece of choice be?
I'm also a fan of Rembrandt. Etchings, mostly.