|Open hours||Closed Mondays: Tuesdays: 10-8; W-Sat. 10-5; Sundays 12-5|
|What to Know||NO flash photography; Stroller friendly (if you use the elevators)|
|Cost||Free; donations are accepted|
|Parking||Meters nearby on street; garages within walking distance|
|Group Tours||Various Tours (including education & garden); Need two weeks notice|
|Museum Manners||No touching: if you get too close to the art, a voice will correct you|
|Recommended Ages||Mainly for five and up (running children make them nervous J)|
We had not stopped at Lincoln’s art gallery for awhile. Possibly due to timing. Possibly due to parking (although both of the last times I stopped, I easily found meter parking less than a block away). But I do hope to remedy that and to start going there more often. Several (if not all) of my kids have inherited their dad’s artistic abilities. And I hope to continue to develop those skills.
The building itself is a masterpiece.
In my lifetime, I have had two excellent art teachers. Mr. Thacker in high school and Mr. Baden in college both exposed me to a world of beauty beyond my own. I do not remember exploring art before that time. Sadly, while I think I have an artistic eye, my skills are nowhere near presentable. So, hopefully I can still encourage my kids in their artistic endeavors without actually having to instruct them. (We’ll leave that part to their talented Daddy!)
According to dictionary.com, this is the definition of art:
the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.This statue was a part of their “Fifty Gifts for Fifty Years” exhibit this summer. This was one of my kids’ favorite pieces.