Visiting an art museum can be magical at any age. Sharing the experience with our kids offers the opportunity to see the world in new ways, engage our senses, share our opinions, and possibly inspire us to make our own art. I have fond childhood memories of visiting the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo with my family. I was mesmerized by Amedeo Modigliani’s portraits, I laughed at Andy Warhol’s Tomato Soup Cans and was intrigued by George Segal plaster life size model of himself with Cinema. I thought walking inside the Lucas Samaras’s Mirrored Room was the coolest place to be. I remember Sunday jazz on the lawn and art workshops for kids. I made art every chance I had.
I wrote about the new Spencer Finch exhibit at the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design along with ideas on how to engage kids before, during and after viewing art.
Have you seen any cool art exhibits locally in Rhode Island or worthy of a trip with the kiddos? Please share in the comments below.
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