Rodin & Reptiles

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Last week, we enjoyed another field trip to the Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art.  Approximately 40 homeschoolers gathered to tour exhibits of sculptor Auguste Rodin and Lizards & Snakes Alive.  Yes, I’m aware that the 2 exhibits have nothing in common—the museum coordinator certainly possesses a healthy sense of humor!  BTW, we were not allowed to photograph the Rodin collection, but I’ve included an image of The Thinker from the museum advertisement.

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The museum docents for both exhibits were well-prepared.  Our field trip coordinator cautioned us that the Rodin collection included nude sculpture, so I had instructed my children that they may need to “avert” their eyes in some instances.  However, the guide cleverly steered our elementary-aged group to select areas with only minimal exposure.  I was pleased with her sensitivity, and thanked her accordingly.

2.12.09

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One thought on “Rodin & Reptiles

  1. Cynthia says:

    Great field trip review and great pics, too.

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