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Art Investigators - Ages 4-7

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How do you investigate a work of art? This program helps children make careful observations, analyze artists' choices, ask questions, and use their imagination while exploring works of art. Led by museum educators, each program includes reading a children’s book, exploring one work of art in the galleries, and completing a simple hands-on activity. Each program is approximately 60 minutes. See dates and topics below.

These free drop-in programs are designed for individual families on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no advance registration and space is limited, so please plan accordingly. We will only accept sign-in for children in the age range for which the program is tailored. Groups cannot be accommodated in the program.

Winter 2018: Investigate Modern Art

Same-day program sign-up will take place in the East Building Atrium beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays and Mondays and at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays, and will continue until all spaces are filled.

Joan Mitchell, Salut Tom, 19791979 Joan Mitchell, Salut Tom, 1979, oil on canvas, Corcoran Collection (Gift of the Women's Committee of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Museum Purchase with the aid of funds from the National Endowment for the Arts), 2014.136.135

Joan Mitchell

Saturday, January 13
Monday, January 15
10:30, 11:30, 12:30

Sunday, January 14
11:30, 12:30, 1:30

Mae A. Clarke, Patchwork Quilt, 1935/19421935/1942 Mae A. Clarke, Patchwork Quilt, 1935/1942, watercolor, graphite, and gouache on paper, Index of American Design, 1943.8.17208

Quilts of Gee’s Bend

Saturday, February 17
Monday, February 19
10:30, 11:30, 12:30

Sunday, February 18
11:30, 12:30, 1:30

Summer 2018: Investigate French Art

Same-day program sign-up will take place in the West Building Rotunda beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 11:00 a.m. on Sundays, and will continue until all spaces are filled.

Vincent van Gogh, Roses, 18901890 Vincent van Gogh, Roses, 1890, oil on canvas, Gift of Pamela Harriman in memory of W. Averell Harriman, 1991.67.1

Vincent van Gogh

Friday, July 13
Saturday, July 14
10:30, 11:30, 12:30

Sunday, July 15
11:30, 12:30, 1:30

Mary Cassatt, The Boating Party, 1893/18941893/1894 Mary Cassatt, The Boating Party, 1893/1894, oil on canvas, Chester Dale Collection, 1963.10.94

Mary Cassatt

Friday, July 20
Saturday, July 21
10:30, 11:30, 12:30

Sunday, July 22
11:30, 12:30, 1:30

Constant Troyon, The Approaching Storm, 18491849 Constant Troyon, The Approaching Storm, 1849, oil on canvas on board, Chester Dale Fund, 1995.42.1

Constant Troyon

Friday, July 27
Saturday, July 28
10:30, 11:30, 12:30

Sunday, July 29
11:30, 12:30, 1:30

Edgar Degas, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, 1878-18811878-1881 Edgar Degas, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, 1878-1881, pigmented beeswax, clay, metal armature, rope, paintbrushes, human hair, silk and linen ribbon, cotton faille bodice, cotton and silk tutu, linen slippers, on wooden base, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1999.80.28

Edgar Degas

Friday, August 3
Saturday, August 4
10:30, 11:30, 12:30

Sunday, August 5
11:30, 12:30, 1:30

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