This sculpture is by Jonathan Borofsky, one of my favorite sculptors. (I first saw one of his exhibits years ago (when I was in college) at the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth. These figures are all life-sized. The steel pole rises 150 feet into the air, at a 75 degree angle. This is so much more impressive in person, and my sorry pictures cannot do it justice.
The Monkeys first participated in a scavenger hunt, which they really enjoyed. Here we stopped for a moment by a beautiful fountain:
Monkey 5, tightly holding her clue sheet, was very serious about this hunt! Probably because once they found all the clues, they could turn in their sheet for a cool coloring book. Not just any coloring book, but a glossy-covered special edition coloring book that both the author and illustrator signed for each and every child! Here is Monkey 4 with his book, during our lunch break:
After lunch, we enjoyed some yummy punch, adorned with a Wolfgang Puck ice sculpture.
This cool sculpture was nearby:
Next, some of the Monkeys took advantage of sketching on the terrace. . . .
Monkey 4:Monkey 5:
Monkey 3, on the far right:
(That's Monkey 2 on the left, then Owen, then my sweet sister!)
Meanwhile, Monkeys 6 and 7 were decorating quilt squares to be attached to the community quilt:
And the rest joined in:
It was such a perfect, exhausting, lovely day.