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.
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.