What Kids See at Art Museums

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We’ve dragged our kids through museums all around the world, and sometimes I wonder what they think. Like this piece on display right now at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC for instance. Do they see a symbol of our decaying humanity as depicted by a man made of wax, slowly melting away as lit flames devour his head and he turns into a puddle on the floor?

Or do they see a huge birthday candle in the shape of a man, and wonder where the giant cake is? Hmmmm.

Ever have a day when you feel like you are slowly melting away? Ever have a day when you feel like you are slowly melting away?

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  • Kristine Dworkin

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    I showed this photo to my 11-year-old son and his response, “It must have been a really big bird that did that!” My 15-year-old daughter looked at it with great skepticism before making the following statement, “Seriously, this is art?”