Wednesday, May 29, 2013

ARTSY: Carousels: Art & History in Motion

This spring we took the girls to Idaho Falls to visit their grandparents for a weekend. In addition to taking them to see Ramona Quimby, the play, at the local arts center, we also go to catch this wonderful exhibition on the history of carousels at the Museum of Idaho.

There was a real, working carousel as part of the show, which the girls got to ride indoors. Displays showing how the carousel animals are carved and painted, photos of historic carousels, and unusual lighting and hand-pedaling features were among the highlights. This show is only up through May 27, 2013, so if you're in or near Idaho Falls, I highly recommend it!


  1. I love carousels - especially when they feature animals other than the traditional horse. Reminds me that I need to get the kids over to the Cafesjian Carousel at Como soon!

  2. Thanks, Kate! I love that carousel at Como, too. Also: I love that you read my blog and comment. xo to you, and have a great summer!