Experiencing the Vision of Dali with Kids at the Time Warner Center

by Sandra Foyt on March 21, 2011

in Arts and Culture, Food Adventures

An upscale shopping mall isn’t high on my list of places to visit with the kids, but when I heard that the Time Warner Center would be hosting Salvador Dalí “The Vision of a Genius” exhibit it seemed worth exploring since we were headed to New York City anyway.

Dalí’s surreal and puzzling sculpture has great kid appeal, but I was counting on a couple of other draws as well.

The Cartoon Network Gallery seemed promising, until we found it closed.

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We were also disappointed to find the Samsung Experience closed that day, but the mall was an amusing setting to explore in and of itself, adding an extra layer of interest as a backdrop to the art exhibit.

Dalinian Dancer (with Esprit)

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Nobility of Time (and Chocolate!)

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Man with Butterfly (and horrified teens.)

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Vision of the Angel (!)

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It didn’t take long to see the entire exhibit, just long enough to work up an appetite for the true treasure at the Time Warner Center, the kid-friendly menu at the Landmarc restaurant.

This discerning crew appreciated the elegant ambiance, stunning views through floor-to-ceiling windows, and ample desert assortments.

My son dug right into the “Green Eggs and Ham” pesto dish, knowing the it would be followed by the flavor-of-the-day Cotton Candy. I went for the set of three tiny sorbet cones, while the girls split an order of mini deserts and their own cotton candy.

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Our Landmarc meal was a sweet ending to a delightfully easy outing.

Go See It!

If you drive in, be sure to print out a discount coupon for Central Parking, conveniently located next door to Time Warner Center.

For store hours, a listing of shops, and more information, go to the shops at Columbus Circle.

| Sandra Foyt is a storyteller, photographer, and road trip junkie. A veteran of six cross-country road trips, she drove Route 66, the Lincoln Highway, the fossil freeway, the extraterrestrial highway, and even “the loneliest road in America.” Find her on GetawayMavens.com, an award-winning destination guide to extraordinary travel in and from Northeast USA, on her portfolio site at SandraFoyt.com, and in freelance gigs on Family Travel 411, Minitime, Huffington Post, and Matador Network. Email: sandrafoyt@albanykid.com, Twitter @SandraFoyt.

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