Tips for Visiting Art Galleries with Children, Part 2

By Albert Scaglione

Our advice for helping children get the most out of their visit to an art gallery concludes with several additional pointers.

5. View Installation Art Installation art consists of three-dimensional pieces that alter one’s perception of a space. Children tend to enjoy installation art, as it is often more inviting and interesting to them than endless walls of paintings and sculptures. Some installation art is interactive, making it even more appealing to younger viewers. Check to see if your local art gallery collects installation art, and make sure your children get to see it before the end of your visit.

6. Utilize Facilities These days, most art galleries have specific galleries and activities to keep children entertained and interested in art. Try to coordinate your visit with any events your chosen gallery has planned.

7. Attend Child-Oriented Guided Tours To extend the previous tip, many galleries offer guided tours for children and their parents. Such tours are often hosted by tour guides, who engage children’s sense of humor and curiosity by telling them the stories behind the works of art. In addition to guides, some museums have audio tours created specifically for children.

8. Limit Your Visit As much as children enjoy learning, they can only take so much walking around before they become tired and irritable. Remember to map out your visit so you can see a gallery’s highlights in a somewhat short timeframe. Aim for your visit to last three to four hours, and then head home.

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About Albert Scaglione
Originally launching his career in the mechanical engineering industry, Albert Scaglione taught mechanical engineering sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. During his professorship, Albert Scaglione conducted extensive research into heat shields for supersonic transport and prospective missions to Mars. These investigations that Albert Scaglione participated in were underwritten by NASA but were ultimately discontinued by the government. Faced with few options as a phD mechanical engineer working in the aerospace industryother than delving into weapons delivery systems, Albert Scaglione decided to redirect the course of his career. In 1969, acting on the counsel of a friend, Albert Scaglione established the Park West Gallery, an art gallery and auctioneering firm located in Southfield, Michigan. Traveling to Paris to begin generating business for his gallery, Albert Scaglione had the opportunity to meet Yaacov Agam and Victor Vasarely, with whom he forged strong relationships. Albert Scaglione became one of the biggest dealers for these renowned kinetic and Op artists. In the early years of his gallery operations, Albert Scaglione developed a close business bond with artist Peter Max. Other artists Albert Scaglione has promoted heavily in the American sphere are M.C. Escher, Marc Chagall, and Joan Miró. In addition to the Southfield, Michigan, location, Albert Scaglione’s Park West Gallery has another location in Miami, Florida. Albert Scaglione’s Park West Gallery art auctions are held in the United States and Canada, while the affiliate company, Park West at Sea, puts on art actions across the globe and in venues such as cruise ships. Throughout the years, Albert Scaglione has successfully supplied fine artwork to more than a million customers worldwide.

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