Carter's favorite area revolved around characters like this, but in larger, stone form...
|Doesn't this one look so sweet looking up at me?|
|There were a lot of stone pieces like these, as well as pieces that look like molds for them.|
|Carter loved climbing in the molds!|
|"Take my picture, Mommy!" He's sitting on an arm...|
|Terrible angle for me, but had to do the selfie after he asked me to sit in the indentation next to him!|
|He loved running through this one and hiding from me on the other side!|
|This one is part of a larger group called "Unicorn Family". It has a few chairs, a table, and a large lamp that lights at night.|
|This is the view from afar...a little phallic, but fun.|
|I took a picture of this one last time I was there, but I made sure to get a different angle this time, and I loved how it almost disappeared into the sky.|
There was a little mini garden tucked up against the buildings with a few very different sculptures grouped together.
|Carter liked banging on these metal cubes because they made "music".|
|These penguins seem like they would be better off in a zoo somewhere, but look closely and you'll see Carter hiding behind one. "Look, Mommy, I'm a penguin!" And later we were penguins together!|
|Here's the other end of that walkway...I sort of love this picture for its simplicity.|
I'd never gone right up to the front of the older part of the gallery, and this entryway was just beautiful!
After Carter spent a while throwing pinecones near the front of the building, we finally wound around the back. He was fascinated by this one and spent a lot of time throwing sticks through the hole. Not ideal, but hey, it kept him occupied. But eventually I had to drag him away because it was almost time to go!
One more stop on our way back before getting a couple more minutes in with the big cement people again. The metal sculpture is such a contrast to the classic building in the background.
Carter was not happy about leaving, but I didn't want to be late to pick up Jacob because he was in the middle of a city and the last thing I need is for something like that to be another strike against me in his book. But it was a fun little diversion for an hour and hopefully I can take each of the kids back there (separately) sometime. I have free admission thanks to my job, and Carter is free, too. I need them to be on their best behavior, but a little art appreciation is never a bad thing! I don't know if Carter really appreciated the art itself, but I loved watching him discover each piece in his own way. This age is so great for stuff like that!