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: "New Blue and White"
MFA Guide for Kids and Families
Sharf Visitor Center
FREE all day
Discover fun facts and interesting stories about pieces of art in the Museum's collection. As a treat for the day we are providing these family guides free of charge. Take it with you to explore new galleries or to learn more about your favorite pieces!
Sharf Visitor Center
Americas: 10:45 am, Europe: Noon, Asia: 1 pm
Explore the origins of the blue-and-white tradition with objects from the Americas, Europe, or Asia on one of these kid-friendly 30-minute tours.
11:15 am and 1:15 pm
Stop by to hear stories about craft and inspiration from around the world. Stay for a story or for the whole hour. Great for toddlers.
Art-Making Activities 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Please Tell Us
Foster Gallery 158
What would you say if you were talking about a work of art on our audio guide? After making a sketch of an object from “New Blue and White,” write or narrate a description of your work. Afterward, take advantage of our Guide for Kids and Families, which is free today for members.
Tints of Blue
Druker Family Pavilion 159
Dig deep into the rich simplicity of painting in blue and white. Where does your imagination take you? What will your blue-and-white world look like? How many blues can you create?
For a long time we’ve been able to find blue-and-white ceramics all over the world, and the artists in “New Blue and White” take this well-known idea to make something new—such as blue-and-white shoes and furniture! For this activity, help us to reinvent the pizza from the ground up. Select from a range of unusual blue-and-white materials to build your pizza collage. Are packaging peanuts the new pepperoni?
What are the possibilities in a piece of paper for creating space? Using repeating paper shapes, create your own sculpture all in white. Check out Eva Hild’s mind-bending Sinuous (Gallery 263) for inspiration.
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