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Appreciating Art & People Watching

Taking FLYJOY around on our adventures at the Denver Art Museum

We love art here in the Mayberry house. We love it on our walls, we love it playing through our stereos, we love it in piles of “the art of” animation books, we love it in stacks of coloring books and new markers, we love it through quirky movies, we love it through dressing up to see our favorite musicals live, and we love it in all the museums! The Denver Museum of Art was a must on our list when we went up the other weekend. It had been a couple years since we had been and we wanted to wander the halls chatting about the history and meaning behind so many of our favorite (and not so favorite) pieces.

Quick reader poll – What kind of museum attender are you? The meander? The must-follow-the-path-with-the-map? The reader (of all the signs everywhere)? The glancer? The stare at one art piece the whole time? The speed walker? The talker? … I fall somewhere between the meander/ sign reader/ speed walker (past all the signs I don’t want to read 😉 ) Museums are not only great for looking at things on display, but also for looking at people looking at things on display! Man, it is almost as great as an airport for people watching.

Bruce and I met up with one of our Denver friends (yo Greg) and walked around the giant buildings that make up the Denver Art Museum. You could spend days there but we only had hours and in those hours we worked up a little appetite. I whipped out my bag and handed out FLYJOY bars to our little gang (in the eating area of course – not where food isn’t allowed #iplaybytherules) Best news, they are made with all-natural ingredients (certified gluten-free, non-GMO verified, kosher certified, & vegan) while also tasting great. It is kind of a miracle. Anyone else a snacker on outings? I seriously cannot make it between meals. I’m a snacker through & through, which people keep saying is a good thing, so I just let it be!

We lingered a bit longer in the European Art wing – the historical significance and representation gets me every time. And then we made our way back down the stairs and spiraling hallways. The building itself is a piece of art.  We left the building and watched the sun start to set in the Colorado sky, another mircoadventure under our belt. We hugged out friend and walked back to our hotel discussing our favorite pieces of art and how art can be the key to understanding generalizations and the past. Deep thoughts from a history nerd for you to think about the rest of the day 😉

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Where do you look for art? What is your family’s favorite kind of art? Have you ever been to the Denver Art Museum? If you want to pick up some FLYJOY bars to try, use code ART25 for 25% off on your order at FLYJOY.

Thank you FLYJOY  for sponsoring this post. 

xoxo, elizabeth
  • i’m definitely a glancer and speed walker!!! i’m more of a words-as-art person where i can read over and over a poem and dissect it… but staring at the same painting or sculpture for hours i just can’t do!

    • Oak & Oats

      yes! I love this. I’m like – I like that. and then I move on 🙂

  • Zoe

    I’m so glad you love the DAM! I work there (I sell tickets and memberships). It’s a fun place to go, and you took some great pictures! 🙂

    • Oak & Oats

      That is SO COOL! We love going there. That is so fun to work at a place like that! I also always love finding other Colorado bloggers!! WAHOO!

  • We tried to go to a museum this weekend only to find it closed because of (hardly any) bad weather. Womp womp. Looks like a fun time though!

    • Oak & Oats

      Oh bummer!!! That is the worst!

  • I am such a people-watcher! I think it’s my introvert personality – I’d rather watch people than interact with them 😉 And typically I just meander. There are certain types of art I love – like impressionism, photography, and pop culture art, and those are the ones I gravitate towards. Those bars look yummy!

    • Oak & Oats

      hahah! I love that so much 🙂 And yes, they taste good and are good for you! Plus the company gives back which is pretty awesome!