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Artful Conversations (Ages 8-11)

Many museum visitors spend only a few seconds looking at a work of art. Find out what you can discover when you spend a whole hour exploring one work of art! Bring your observation skills, imagination, curiosity, and creativity to these guided discussions that delve deep into masterpieces from the Gallery’s collection. Each conversation, led by museum educators, is accompanied by short sketching and creative-writing exercises.

Artful Conversations is designed for children and their adult companions. The program is free but preregistration is required. Beginning at noon on Wednesday, June 21.

Artful Conversations will next be offered in July 2017. Click here for a complete list of program topics and dates.

Contact

For more information on Family Program, email [email protected].

Multiple-Visit Program

The Gallery offers a series of programs—Stories in Art (ages 4-7) and Artful Conversations (ages 8-11)—designed to engage families across the developmental spectrum of their child.  Both programs aim to inspire curiosity and strengthen observation and thinking skills, which develop over time and through multiple encounters with works of art.  By slowing down and closely examining one work of art during each program session, families deepen their understanding of art.  The programs aim to provide models for families to explore art together on their own in the museum.

Stories in Art and Artful Conversations are organized into a summer series (four consecutive weeks in July and August) and winter series (monthly programs from January through March).  Over the course of eight years, a child has the opportunity to participate in seven programs a year, for a total of fifty-six different topics.

 

Multiple-Visit Programs

The Gallery offers a series of programs designed to engage families across the developmental spectrum of their child.  Both programs aim to inspire curiosity and strengthen observation and thinking skills, which develop over time and through multiple encounters with works of art.  By slowing down and closely examining one work of art during each program session, families deepen their understanding of art.  The programs aim to provide models for families to explore art together on their own in the museum.

Teen Programs

Explore workshops designed for students in grades 7 through 12.

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