Elizabeth Reid is our Guest Post contributor who lives in Georgetown with her husband and three young girls. She was a customer of Beautycounter and loved the safe products so much she became a consultant. Elizabeth recently visited Artechouse for the first time with her family of 5.
Artechouse has produced another great interactive art exhibit with the Kingdom of Colors installation. Kingdom of Colors is explained on the website as, “Immerse yourself into the world of dreamlike colorful liquids in motion showcased via our state-of-the-art 270 degree wall projections. Watch how this unique and innovative visual installation pushes the limits of engineering and creativity using the new possibilities afforded by advances in filmmaking and camera technology.” It is a great way to expose your Bambinos to abstract and modern art without forcing it at a museum where they need to stay silent and still at.
The website says recommended ages 6+, but that is not the case at all! We took our daughters ages 6, 5 and 2 1/2 and we equally had a wonderful time. I think my youngest had the most fun! Just keep in mind it is not a ‘please touch’ museum. We spent about 45 minutes to an hour in the exhibit which included exploring four rooms. One large room with fun bean bag chairs to watch the colorful liquids in motion while the other three rooms are more interactive. My oldest enjoyed the music experience that accompanied part of the installation and my youngest enjoyed the smaller rooms where she could be more interactive; moving around and watching the images change with her movement. There are plenty of millennials taking selfies but there is plenty of space that the kids are not in their way. It’s conveniently located blocks from the Mall so you can coordinate another museum trip before or after visiting Artechouse. Artechouse is a wonderful place to start your holiday adventures in DC.
- The Imaginary World of the Nutcracker is the upcoming installation at Artechouse, running from December 7, 2017 – January 7, 2018. Inspired by the original story and powered by the latest projection technology, “Imaginary World of The Nutcracker” will whisk you away to a magical kingdom where the Nutcracker and other characters come to life via projections and the Artechouse Augmented Reality app.
- Tickets sell out QUICKLY so be sure and get them soon. They even have 21+ evening tickets if you want to check out the exhibit or space first without Bambinos. Tickets are required for all attending, except are babies in body carriers.
- Location: Artechouse is located at The Portals between Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza metro stations in Southwest, DC, at 1238 Maryland Ave. SW, just down the street from the Mandarin Oriental hotel.