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Gallery Activities and Tours

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. Admission is based on your membership privileges.

Member Family Day: Favorite Things

’Round the World in Tales and Tunes
Riley Seminar Room 156
11:00 am, 12:30 and 1:30 pm
Join award-winning singer and storyteller Mary Jo Maichack to hear some of her favorite folktales from around the world.

Family Tours
Sharf Visitor Center
Egypt: 10:45 am I Europe: Noon I Asia: 1 pm
Enjoy some of our favorite pieces from Egypt, Europe, or Asia on one of these kid-friendly 30-minute tours.

Story Hour
Gallery 184
11:30 am
Stop by to hear some of our favorite stories in this “best of” collection! Stay for a story or for the whole hour. Great for toddlers.

Art-Making Activities 10:30 am–2:30 pm

Fun, Funky, and Functional
Druker Family Pavilion 159
Explore the functional tableware objects in Galleries 326 and 336 in the Art of the Americas Wing. See how modern designers and artists create shapes and solutions for objects used for drink and food. Take inspiration from your favorites and then join us in the studio to design your own cup, bowl, or other tableware.

Treasure Box
Gallery 251
Discover the artfully decorated cabinets in this gallery. Which is your favorite? With such amazing details on the outside, what would you choose to store inside? Create your own decorated box to keep your favorite small things safe.

Favorite People in Profile
Gallery 260
Check out Alex Katz’s Rush. The artist made these portraits of his friends. He painted some from the side or in profile. How many profiles can you find? Sketch a profile picture of your own friends.

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