This Father’s Day, give your Dad, husband, brother, grandfather, son or any other special “Dad” in your life an art experience.
If he’s a nature buff, send him to the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
If he has a modern edge and is more of a metropolitan kind of guy, he’d love to visit any of the contemporary art museums in Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, NYC, Denver, Houston, Scottsdale, Detroit, Jacksonville FL or North Miami.
If he’s a traditionalist or an historian, he’d enjoy “The Met”, “The High” or “The Art Museum”.
Paul Cezanne’s Still Life with Apples and a Pot of Primroses, c. 1890’s
And, if you’re fortunate enough (or he is) to be in our Nation’s Capital anytime soon, send him (better yet, take him) to the Daddy of all museums…The Smithsonian, and sneak a peek at the Father of our country in the National Portrait Gallery.
While I was growing up, I gave my Dad an art experience of a different kind. He lovingly accepted every single piece of “art” I created for him, with a big grin – followed by a huge bear hug, then displayed whatever it was, proudly. Those treasures are long gone, but I get to relive those days all over again, watching my husband experience the joys of fatherhood on his second Father’s Day. Now it’s his turn to start collecting…
No matter what you end up doing to celebrate Father’s Day, it’s all about the thought, the time and/or the effort.
Happy Father’s Day to all Dads, everywhere!
Filed under: Uncategorized on June 18th, 2009