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Kid Art Review #9   06.16.17

For this edition of "Kid Art Review" our guest reviewer is 10 year old Jack, who loves video games, music, drawing, and Cryptozoology. Jack reviewed our current artist projects one afternoon.

(SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?



(Jack) "The hair" because it's pastry and probably tastes good.



(SP) If you could eat this piece what would it taste like? Would it be spicy, tart, sweet, salty, bland, etc.?



(Ja) Well it's a pastry, so sweet, but it probably tastes moldy but that's not an option.



(SP) If this piece was a person you didn't know would you want to say "hi" to them or get to know them? Would they be friendly or shy?

(Ja) Shy, because that's what I would be, but also maybe they would be shy because I would eat them. Pastries will probably never turn into humans so I guess we will never know.



(SP) Does this piece remind you of anything you have seen before?

(Ja) A certain wig. It's in the White House, that's all I'll say.



Questions about the Exhibition in General

(SP) If you could sum the show up in one word what would that word be?

(Ja) Cool. Because it was fun and cool. I liked the snow, that's what they use in tv shows. I thought they used fake snow that you can buy in bags, the shredded foam with the glitter in it, I think it's foam at least.



(SP) Does this show make you want to do anything? Go ride a bike, take a nap, throw rocks, have a sandwich, draw, watch tv, play, etc.

(Ja) It makes me want to eat. Because there is a pastry. I also didn't have breakfast today because we were in a rush.



(SP) If there was one thing you would say to the artist what would that be?

(Ja) Just hi.



(SP) If there was one question you could ask the artist what would that be?

(Ja) How are you? Because that's a question and it goes with my statement.



(SP) Out of 5 Truman's how many Truman's would you give this show?



(Ja) Well at first I didn't want to go because my mom just signs me up for stuff, but I gave it a three and a half because three and a half, I don't know that's just my answer. Three and a half.



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Kid Art Review #9

Author: Michelle Epps, Community Engagement Manager
Category: Kid Art Review

Kid Art Review #8   03.22.16

For this edition of "Kid Art Reviews" our guest reviewer is 10 year old Lila, who loves snorkeling and science. Lila reviewed our current artist projects after school one day.



(SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?



(Lila) Underneath Is Before because I thought it was really interesting and it made me learn new things. It was really cool with all the big blocks of salt, the "salt vault" (because you can feel the walls), and the triangle with the shale in it; really made you think of things. And my favorite part was the salt infuser.



(SP) If you could eat this piece what would it taste like? Would it be spicy, tart, sweet, salty, bland, etc.?



(Li) Salty, kind of like sea food because it's salt! And, it smells salty.



(SP) If you had to describe to an alien how salt tastes, how would you describe it?



(Li) At first it's like really strong and makes you go whoa (throws head back) and it like melts kind of, and then you start to go okay, it tastes good.

(SP) If this piece was a person you didn't know would you want to say "hi" to them or get to know them? Would they be friendly or shy?

(Li) I would probably want to get to know him or her and he/she would be shy. Because the salt mines were underground, under the lake, and when you're shy you're kind of under things always looking around and thinking about things. I thought there was kind of a connection. I think you have to try to get to know shy people, and when you get to know them they're really nice. I'm shy sometimes, but I'm not like really shy.



(SP) Does this piece remind you of anything you have seen before?

(Li) This piece reminds of going snorkeling. Because, when you go snorkeling and you see new things you go "ooooooh" (mimics snorkeling), and you really look at it. And I kind of felt that way with the salt, like I was looking into a different place where you can see different things.



Questions about the Exhibition in General

(SP) If you could sum the show up in one word what would that word be?

(Li) Learning. Because, when I was in the show, I was really thinking about it a lot and learning new things about things I didn't know before.



(SP) Does this show make you want to do anything? Go ride a bike, take a nap, throw rocks, have a sandwich, draw, watch tv, play, etc.

(Li) Go swimming in the ocean and cuddle up with a good book and drink hot chocolate. It makes me want to go swimming in the ocean because it reminded me of snorkeling. Theo's piece made me want to read and drink cocoa because all the colors in it made me sleepy, all the dark brown and black just makes me sleepy. I don't know why. The blue lights were pretty cool, like I could just stare at them for a long time.



(SP) If there was one thing you would say to the artist what would that be?

(Li) This was really interesting and your work made me use my imagination and think a lot.



(SP) What did it make you think about?

(Li) I was thinking about the pieces and what they reminded me about. I asked my mom and sister what they thought about it and comparing it to what I thought, which I thought was really interesting. It made me think about how people have different ideas about it.



(SP) If there was one question you could ask the artist what would that be?

(Li) Why did you choose to do a show about salt mines?



(SP) Why do you think they chose to do a show about salt mines?

(Li) I think they chose that because actually most people don't know much about that kind of stuff and so it's doing something unique about things that people don't really think about.



(SP) Out of 5 Truman's how many Truman's would you give this show?

(Li) Four. I gave four Trumans, I thought the show was really good but I thought it would have been better if there were drawings and sketches of how they started the piece, where they got their ideas not just the finished product.



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Kid Art Review #7

Author: Michelle Epps, Community Engagement Manager
Category: Kid Art Review

Kid Art Review #7   01.12.16

For this edition of "Kid Art Reviews" our guest reviewer is 11 year old Graham, a Star Wars aficionado and a self-described comedian. Graham reviewed our current projects during his winter break from school.

(SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?



(Graham) My favorite is the selections from The Museum of Canine Eugenics , I liked the dogs. I've always really loved dogs and am a dog person, but when I saw this exhibit I was like "is that real dog fur?" and when they said it was I thought it was just a really cool idea. Mind blowing! (gestures mind exploding)



(SP) If you could eat this piece what would it taste like? Would it be spicy, tart, sweet, salty, bland, etc.?



(Gr) It would taste like dog and I would cough up a hairball. Because I would be eating fur and cat's eat fur and cough up hairballs, which is kind of their purpose in life.



(SP) If this piece was a person you didn't know would you want to say "hi" to them or get to know them? Would they be friendly or shy?

(Gr) I think they would be outgoing because it was kind of an interesting and comical exhibit, and I think of myself as a comical guy, so I think that's how I would think of it.



(SP) Does this piece remind you of anything you have seen before?

(Gr) Not at all.



Questions about the Exhibition in General

(SP) If you could sum the show up in one word what would that word be?

(Gr) Creative, it's because it had a bunch of interesting ideas that I would have never had thought of. That's all I can say...in a good way!



(SP)Does this show make you want to do anything? Go ride a bike, take a nap, throw rocks, have a sandwich, draw, watch tv, play, etc.

(Gr) It makes me want to do "Me" things; watch tv, play with my ipod, reading, the things I usually do, like sleeping. The diamond exhibit with the mac 'n cheese piece made me want to eat mac 'n cheese though.



(SP) If there was one thing you would say to the artist what would that be?

(Gr) You have a great imagination. They all had really good ideas for each exhibit.



(SP) If there was one question you could ask the artist what would that be?

(Gr) "Where did you get all the ideas?" Especially the exhibit with the guy wanting to travel to the other side of the world (The Great Antipode Expedition of 2014-15) and then all the emails saying "that would cost one billion dollars, or, my favorite one, the guy just responded "no."




(SP) Out of 5 Truman's how many Truman's would you give this show?

(Gr) Five. I would actually give it six. I was going to try to draw a sixth Truman, but I didn't. I would recommend this to my friends if they even knew what this place was. But I would tell them it's really funny art ideas and creative. And if they have a sense of humor they would enjoy it.



(SP) Do you have anything else you'd like to add?

(Gr) No, but "hello internet fame!" (chuckles)



Kid Art Review #7

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Author: Michelle Epps, Community Engagement Manager
Category: Kid Art Review

Kid Art Review # 6   09.30.15

For this edition of "Kid Art Review" our guest reviewers are siblings Isabella (7), Christina (6), and Amir (4). Not only did they check out our current artist projects, they met Truman and gave him plenty of belly rubs.

(SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?


(Together) The smoky room.


(Christina) And running through it!


(Isabella) And petting Truman!

(Christina) Oh yeah, AND, and petting Truman!


(Amir) And petting Truman!


(SP) If you could eat this piece what would it taste like? Would it be spicy, tart, sweet, salty, bland, etc.?


(Am) It would taste yucky.


(Ch) The library would taste like paint. This one time I tasted paint and it tasted just like water. My baby sister set a cup of paint down too fast and it flew in my mouth, that's how I tasted it. I was looking up to catch it to try to see where it would land but it landed in my mouth.

(SP) Sounds like a million to one shot.

(Am) Was it on your tongue?

(Ch) mmm hmmm, and it tasted weird.

(Is)I think the library would taste like paper and tape. This one time I tasted tape and it tasted sticky.

(SP) If this piece was a person you didn't know would you want to say "hi" to them or get to know them? Would they be friendly or shy?

(Am) Friendly!

(Ch) The fog would be friendly because it went in my mouth.

(Am) It went into my mouth too and it tasted like coffee

(Is) And burnt sausage

(SP) That's a lot of flavors going on there. How about "The Last Library?" Would they be friendly or shy?

(Is) The library would be shy.

(Am) Shy

(Ch) Yeah, shy, because I remember someone from Mario and he was called "Shy Guy."

(SP) Does this piece remind you of anything you have seen before?

(Is) A ghost

(Am) Pumpkins

(Ch) It reminds me of crayons and a toilet (all laugh hysterically)

(SP) Now you're just being silly. What does The Last Library remind you of?

(Am) Books (all laugh)

(SP) If you could sum the show up in one word what would that word be?

(Is) Fun

(Ch) Hey Stinky! (all laugh)

(Am) Mario 3D World

(Ch) Mario actually says it like this, "Hey Stinky" (imitates Italian accent)

(SP) Okay, moving on. Does this show make you want to do anything? Go ride a bike, take a nap, throw rocks, have a sandwich, draw, watch tv, play, etc.

(Am) Watch videos.

(Is) Play video games.

(Ch) Yeah, video games.

(SP) If there was one thing you would say to the artist what would that be?

(Is) Hey Stinky!

(Ch) {something non-sensical}

(Am) I would like to say to them, a computer.

(SP) If there was one question you could ask the artist what would that be?

(Ch) What's your favorite color?

(Is) What do you like to do?

(SP) Out of 5 Truman's how many Truman's would you give this show?

(Ch) Five

(Is) Five

(Am) Five

(Ch) Truman's cute.

Christina, Isabella, and Amir
Christina, Isabella, and Amir

Author: Michelle Epps, Community Engagement Manager
Category: Kid Art Review

Kid Art Review #5   06.04.15

For this edition of "Kid Art Reviews" our guest reviewer is 6 year old William. Being a particular fan of making messes and playing games, he had few critical thoughts on our current artist projects and enjoyed them only as a kid can--to their fullest.

Questions about a Specific Piece in the Exhibition
(SPACES) What is your favorite piece in the show and why is it your favorite?

(WI) The Jumbo Tron, because it kept making noise and bouncing back and forth until you let go of the button.

(SP) Do you like pushing buttons?

(WI) Mmm Hmm!

(SP) If you could eat this piece what would it taste like? Would it be spicy, tart, sweet, salty, bland, etc.?

(WI) Very hard and taste like plastic.

(SP) If this piece was a person you didn't know would you want to say "hi" to them or get to know them? Would they be friendly or shy?

(WI) They would be friendly, because it looks very big and very friendly even if it wasn't a human. Because it's going back and forth and back forth and it's fun to watch.

(SP) Does this piece remind you of anything you have seen before?

(WI) I've seen this in a person's yard a long time ago. It's a baby toy.

Questions about the Exhibition in General
(SP) If you could sum the show up in one word what would that word be?

(WI) Awesome! Because everything was super cool and everything there was kind of active.

(SP) Does this show make you want to do anything? Go ride a bike, take a nap, throw rocks, have a sandwich, draw, watch tv, play, etc.

(WI) Throw rocks! Because then you could make a big mess and I LOVE making messes (loudly chuckles).

(SP) Do you make a mess at home?

(WI) Yep! (proudly)
(SP) What does your mom say about that?

(WI) Clean it up. (somberly)

(SP) If there was one thing you would say to the artist what would that be?

(WI) Cool, because their artwork was really cool.

(SP) If there was one question you could ask the artist what would that be?

(WI) How did you make that? How did they make everything?

(SP) Out of 5 Truman's how many Truman's would you give this show?

(WI) Five, because everything in there was awesome!

(SP) Would you recommend your friends to see this show?

(WI) Mmmm Hmmm!

Author: Michelle Epps, Community Engagement Manager
Category: Kid Art Review

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