Take the kids to a day of expression and exploration of these two important exhibitions in Auckland. It’s important for kids to embrace art and learn history as part of their education. And, how lucky are we that it’s also free admissions? Have a great day mamas!
Yayoi Kusama: The obliteration room
When: December 9, 2017 to April 2, 2018
Where: Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre, mezzanine level, Auckland Art Gallery
The obliteration room is an interactive art installation by the artist Yayoi Kusama from Japan. It’s a fun and family-friendly space that encourages participation from visitors of all ages to transform the space by saturating it with a rainbow of brightly coloured dots. The children can freely experience and engage with the artwork. The exhibition has toured to London, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janiero, Mexico City, Shanghai, South Korea, Switzerland, France and now in Auckland.
For more details, visit www.aucklandartgallery.com
Don’t forget to tag your photos with #DOTSAREHOT and #aucklandmamas.
Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank
When: February 9 to May 19, 2018
Where: Sainsbury Horrocks Gallery, Auckland Museum
A first for Auckland Museum aimed to support The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand, this special exhibition gives a glimpse of issues on identity, prejudice, and discrimination through contemporary stories from six young people coping with the challenges of being different from their peers.
It also touches the historical nature of prejudice and hate during the World War II. Developed by Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, this international exhibition ‘Let Me Be Myself’ – The Life Story of Anne Frank explores what life was like for Anne Frank and her family, and looks at the events surrounding the Holocaust and the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany.
For more details, visit www.aucklandmuseum.com