The Matisse "Cut Outs" exhibit currently at the MOMA in New York is a beautiful and inspirational show, but the biggest thrill I had while there today was seeing the parents & kids art classes in a couple of the rooms of this major exhibition. What a gift these thoughtful parents are giving their children by enrolling them in a class that lets them explore their creative side. The participants hear about the work and then sketch their own drawings on pads of paper. I could only smile and wish that I was exposed to such great art when I was a child. Luckily, I took an interest in art early enough in life to still be thrilled by the beauty that can be produce out of sheer creativity. Who knows, there may be a future Matisse sitting cross-legged in this crowd.