At the Contemporary Arts Center downtown in Cincinnati, Ugo Rondinone's 45 life-size clown sculptures, titled Let's Start This Day Again. To showcase the exhibit, the walls and floors of two big galleries were painted in wonderful shades and the skylight was colored with gels.
One grand declared the exhibit to be creepy and the other declared it to be pretty cool. They both enjoyed the hands-on area, then our explorations took us up another floor to the Unmuseum, which is a wonderful interactive space for kids.
The Center is in the midst of three years' free admission from a generous donor or donors.
A visit downtown isn't complete without going to Carew Tower's observation deck, on the 49th floor, even though we usually don't stay long. Long enough, today, for the grands to marvel at all the bends in the Ohio River as it flows by Cincinnati.
On the first floor of Carew Tower is Hathaway's Diner, which the grands love. Nora had a cup of chicken noodle soup and a cup of vegetable beef soup. Aaron loved his plain cheeseburger, a departure from his usual chicken tenders.
Park of the adventure is taking the Southbank Shuttle across the bridge from Kentucky. The shuttle coming back was so crowded that that was an adventure in itself. Back on the Kentucky side, we ended the day with a visit to Barnes and Noble (so nice to see it crowded) and to Bellevue for the first ice balls of the season.