One of my favorite things to do when I travel is visit the local art museum. So I thought I’d share a few tips on how to fully enjoy moments at the museum.
Buy tickets online or get there early!
If there’s a particular exhibit/museum you want to see buy tickets ahead of time so you don’t have to wait in line, or risk not getting into the museum at all.
The Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors exhibition is currently at The Broad in LA. I was lucky enough to catch it on my trip to Seattle this summer at the Seattle Art museum. We didn’t have any tickets but woke up early and got in line about an hour & a half before the museum opened to get day-of tickets.
Also keep in mind discount days or Free days at the museum! Bank of America offers free general admission on the first full weekend of every month. (If you’re not big on crowds, try to avoid weekends & discount days)
Make a list of what you want to see.
Try not to spend your entire day at the museum. At the Art Institute of Chicago there are thousands of pieces of artwork on display, to be honest it can be a bit overwhelming! Find out what exhibits/pieces are currently on display and make a list of what you have to see. Plus, after spending a few hours walking around I usually start to get a little tired & hungry (but then again I am always hungry…just don’t go to the museum when you’re hangry).
Take some time away from the lenses.
Yes, I know that is me taking a selfie. After trying to snapchat & take a photo in the first installation I learned quickly that the 30 seconds goes by faster than you know. Also, at other museums I’ve found myself elbow to elbow with other visitors trying to fight to get a good shot. In those moments I try to remind myself to fully enjoy the experience without getting caught up in capturing the most insta-worthy shot.
When there are exhibits that are immersive, take it all in & have fun with it.
Do you have any tips on enjoying moments at the museum? What are your favorite museums?