Life with Leo

December 31, 2007

SF MOMA — Six Truths and a Lie

Filed under: Kids in museums — Tags: — fehlhaber @ 12:55 am

All of these are things we heard from museum guards at the SF MOMA today — except for one. Can you spot the lie?

“Don’t lean”

“Don’t get too close”

“Don’t yell”

“Don’t kick”

“Don’t lick”

“Don’t blow on it”

“Don’t jump”


(Clockwise from top) Audrey in “Notion Motion”, Leo and Audrey in “360 degree room for all colours”, in the mist of “Beauty”, and wearing blankets before entering the room with the frozen BMW.

And the only one we didn’t hear was “Don’t yell”. Yes, the over-protective guards of the installations by Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson told the kids not to blow (on water that was in a pool), not to jump (on creaky floorboards whose purpose was to make the not-to-be-blown water move), and don’t lick (???) or kick(???) the frozen car.

The exhibit was called “Take Your Time “.



  1. I was totally going to guess “don’t lick”. I lose!

    I kind of think art should be licked on occasion.

    Comment by Ellen S. — December 31, 2007 @ 3:57 pm

  2. Yeah, “don’t lick” was pretty great — I don’t really ever expect to hear that in a museum again. I guess people might get their tongues stuck to the frozen car?? But that would only make the exhibit more interesting.

    Comment by fehlhaber — December 31, 2007 @ 6:23 pm

  3. Looks as though Leo is having a blast. How is Swampscott going to compete!
    Happy birthday Kristen!
    Love Vera/grandma/mum

    Comment by grandma — December 31, 2007 @ 11:42 pm

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