Oldest Free Library Building Now Museumlab

Saturday morning we went to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the new Museumlab (for older kids) is in the adjacent First Free Library.

In the original part of the museum, Charlie (4) and Maura (10) had a wonderful time together in the BACKYARD section which was open since it’s summer.  When they would swing, the Interactive Metal Sculpture made clanging tones and the Bubbling Mud was great fun.

A favorite finish to a fun day at the Cloud Arbor misting pipes by Ned Kahn.

Tulip Festival Dancers in Cambria City-Johnstown PA

One of the tulip ballerinas flashes the peace sign to the audience awaiting their performance.

 

Artists Laura Jean McLaughlin and David Ziller and a community of volunteers created the stunning Mosaic Tulips on the side of the Tulip Bottling Company, now an art gallery called Bottleworks.  You can read all about the creation of this colorful and inspiring work here.  Artist Bill Pfahl told me about the Festival and he had paintings inside the show at the Bottleworks Gallery. My colleague and friend M accompanied me on the adventure to Johnstown PA.  We each ate a $2 BBQ ham sandwich.