Today, my daughter and I had the most fantastic day at the Woodruff Arts Center. Despite the terrible weather Atlanta has been getting these last few days, many families were out enjoying Family Free Day. There so much to do and see. I really wished we would have gotten there earlier.
Next, we headed downstairs to The Green Family Education Center, where The Iris van Herpen Inspired Costume Shop was happening. This room was buzzing! The creative juices were definitely flowing. Kids and parents were very focused on their creations. I saw some amazingly creative costumes! We were in that room a little too long.
We continued our day back in the Robinson Atrium. The Knitteratti was giving a demonstration in arm knitting. Sage was very excited and jumped right in. She caught on very quickly. There was also an interactive installation of teepees covered with cute crochet pieces.
From there we headed upstairs to view on of the current exhibits, Habsburg Splendor: Masterpieces from Vienna’s Imperial Collections. What an amazing exhibit! This collection featured pieces from one Englands greatest royal families, the Habsburgs. Some of the pieces dated back to the 1500s!
Next, we went to the Anne Cox Chambers Wing to view the newest exhibit, Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion. Dutch designer, Iris van Herpen, combines traditional craftsmenship along with innovative technology and unusual materials to bring Atlanta the most unique pieces to view. I’m not going to say anymore about how amazing the pieces were. Just look at the pictures and see for yourself. Better yet, go see for yourself!
Our last stop was to The Alliance Theatre to see Tell Me My Dream by playwright, Pearl Cleage. This play, geared towards middle school aged kids, was about two boys time traveling from 2015 to 1910. The play touched on social and economical differences between the two eras. After the show, cast members asked questions from the audience. We also had the opportunity to meet both playwright, Pearl Cleage, and the director, Rosemary Newcott.
Today was such a fun day! And it was all free. Yay!