Open to all members. Activities and programs for ages 4 and up take place throughout the Museum. Create art, enjoy an interactive performance, go on a kid-friendly tour, and more. Museum admission is based on your membership privileges.

This event is part of Member Guest Days.

Member Family Day: A Day with Matisse

Family Tours
Take a family-friendly tour of the exhibition “Matisse in the Studio.”
Sharf Visitor Center
10:30 am, Noon, 1:30 pm

Story Hour
Listen to stories about young artists and be inspired to create! Stay for one story or for the full hour.
Calderwood Courtyard (Behind the Scenes Gallery 125 – Rain location)
11:30 am

ART-MAKING ACTIVITIES
10:30 am–2:30 pm

Drawing with Scissors
Shapiro Family Courtyard (Left Side)
When Matisse was older he began making colorful paper cut-outs that he called “drawing with scissors.” Visit the Ann and Graham Gund Gallery, LG31, to see paper cut-outs by the artist. Walk upstairs to Shapiro Family Courtyard to make your own cut-paper masterpiece.

Matisse’s Objects
Shapiro Family Courtyard (Right Side)
Henri Matisse kept many different objects in his art studio, from chocolate pots to beautiful fabrics. The colors, shapes, and textures of these objects influenced his art. Draw a still life inspired by objects you might have found in Matisse’s art studio.

Lovely Lines
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Take a close look at the ink painting titled Large Face (Mask) in the Gund Gallery. With just a few lines Matisse was able to beautifully paint the human face. Practice using ink and a brush to paint your own beautiful face with a few lines.

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