Visit an art museum on the Internet. KidsArt brings you links to our favorite children’s web presentations from museums around the U.S.
1. The National Gallery of Art – NGAKids Art Zone is filed with interactive art…tons of projects to try online, tons of great art for kids to discover.
2. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts Restoring a Masterwork: a web presentation on how art museums clean and repair old paintings.
3. Explore the Art at the de Young, The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Look at artwork by century, by country, by the type of art. A simple and easy interface.
4. The Exploratorium Museum’s Hands-on Activities …more science than art, but fantastic stuff anyway!
5. Metropolitan Museum of Art – Kids’ Zone Links to Start with Art (activities for kids 4-6) and Art Trek (activities for kids 7-12). There’s a Teen Zone at the Met too!
6. Art Games at the Albright Knox in Buffalo, New York.
7. Wacky Kids from the Denver Art Museum.
10. Tate Kids from the UK offers space where kids can create galleries by sending in their own work and favorite museum works. Games such as Tate Paint aNnd My Imaginary City; art project ideas for kids, and an Adult Zone for parents and teachers..
Whether you and your young artists visit a museum on-line or in a nearby city, the book How to Talk to Children About Art provides the kinds of questions a child might ask about the paintings, then gives straightforward answers. Buy this handy title from the KidsArt on-line store.
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