Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Unfriendly to families. Every time I've been here with my children, I have been spoken down to. I carry my toddler to keep her from touching anything, but I was told I have to also carry my backpack purse in both arms directly in front of my body (not on my side or back). I feel like the guards hover and automatically assume we are going to damage the art. I can't chalk it up to one or two unfriendly employees because it is a consistent pattern I've noticed over the 4 years I have been coming here. It seems to be part of the museum culture that is unwelcoming to children.
If you don't have children, it's a nice free place to spend an hour. The tape exhibit from 2017-2018 was a highlight. They have a lot of modern work that makes you scratch your head and wonder what qualifies it as "art," but they have some nice classic pieces. The park surrounding the museum is beautiful.