Museum Monday: Whitney Museum

Recently, Jill went to NYC to visit she and Steve’s oldest daughter, Molly, who lives and works in the city with her husband. While there, the duo visited the Whitney Museum, which is now located in an amazing new building … Continue reading

Museum Monday: Rodin Museum

C’mon on kids – let’s go to a museum! The Rodin Museum, an ideal place to visit when looking into family-friendly Paris attractions… Yes, believe it or not, this classical museum was a wonderful stop for the whole McKenzie clan during previous … Continue reading

Museum Monday: Atlanta’s Inaugural Museum Week

Exciting news for our local blog readers… This Saturday marks the start of Atlanta’s first ever Museum Week! And we say, it’s about time!!! There are so many wonderful places to visit in and around our very fine city, and … Continue reading

Museum Monday: Morris Museum of Art

A little over two short hours from our city is a fantastic, small museum, situated in Augusta, Georgia. The Morris Museum of Art has actually been listed as one of 30 “Must-See Art Museums” by The Art Career Project, and despite … Continue reading

Museum Monday: ‘Wild Things’ Exhibition at The Breman Museum – And a Special Discount!

Like many parents out there, one of our favorite books to read to our children when they were younger was Where the Wild Things Are… So, when we heard there’s an exhibit featuring works by ‘Wild Things’ author and illustrator, … Continue reading

Museum Monday – Guggengheim Bilbao

If you don’t know the Guggengheim Bilbao museum by name, you’ll certainly recognize it for its fabulously unique architecture! Located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain, the Guggengheim Bilbao museum was designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. A few years back Steve and Jill took … Continue reading

Museum Monday – Carsten Holler Retrospective at the New Museum

Not your average museum experience, the Carsten Holler retrospective at the New Museum in New York City, circa early 2012, was unlike anything we’ve ever experienced before.

And an experience indeed it was. Holler’s installations, shared together at the New Museum, were collectively entitled ‘Experience,’ and focused on creating a perception altering environment. Museum goers – Steve included (along with his daughter Molly, and son-in-law, Jim) – were “immersed in various situations where one or more of their senses were confused, reduced or heightened.”

Here’s a shot of Steve and Jim enjoying one of Holler’s installations at the New Museum:

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In addition to this unique take on a favorite carnival ride, there was an adult-sized slide, giving people an opportunity to seamlessly slip from the 4th floor of the museum to the 2nd… Molly and Jim even took part in an immersion take installation, which Holler calls ‘Psycho Tank,’ where participants are submerged in body-temperature salt water, creating the feeling of floating through nothingness.

This visit to New York City was made even more memorable, thanks in great part to this fantastic exhibit at the New Museum, and having the opportunity to experience it with family.

Please share – would you be daring enough to take part in the immersion tank experience?!?

Museum Monday – Musee de la Chasse

We’re excited to share about the Musee de la Chasse for our inaugural Museum Monday post here on the blog for steve mckenzie’s!

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This private museum of hunting and nature, located in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris, is Steve and Jill’s son, Carter’s favorite museum – and for good reason…

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10 year old Carter enjoying Musee de la Chasse

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10 year old Spencer fighting off alligators (!) at Musee de la Chasse

Although the idea of a hunting museum may seem barbaric, we assure you this museum is anything but. It artfully explores the relationship between man and beast, and the role animals have played in man’s life.

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Courtesy of Musee de la Chasse

Each room of the museum is dedicated to a different animal; giving us each the opportunity to pick a favorite. This makes for a fun and memorable family outing indeed!

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Courtesy of Musee de la Chasse

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Courtesy of Musee de la Chasse

We look forward to sharing many more of our family’s much-loved museums through our Museum Monday posts, and hopefully inspire you to visit – or even re-visit – some of our favorite places.

Have an artful day; and please share any of your favorite museums with us!