Discover how art is connected to the world around us! All are invited to February Vacation Week for free activities exploring art from around the world.
All ages and abilities welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. See Visiting with Kids and Family for more information.
Drop-In Art Making: Photo Collage
10 am–4 pm
Shapiro Family Courtyard
Have your picture taken, then use patterned paper, drawing materials, and mixed media to transform it into a photo collage inspired by “Behind Blue Eyes,” an artwork in the exhibition “Who Holds Up the Sky?” that highlights children’s perspectives on the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Drop-In Art Making: Impressionist Landscapes
10 am–4 pm
Druker Studios, Linde Family Wing
The Impressionists used quick brush strokes and a variety of bright colors to create an “impression” of the world around them. Take a look at Impressionist artworks on view in galleries 252, 253, and 255, then head to Druker Studios to create your own Impressionist-inspired landscape using watercolors and oil pastels.
Drop-In Art Making: Embossed Artwork
10 am–4 pm
Koch Gallery, 250
Learn about the metalworking technique known as repoussé or repoussage. Then give it a try by pressing on the back of a piece of metal to create a design that pops out on the front.
Family Tour: A Neighbor Just Like You
10:30 am, 11:15 am, 1 pm, 1:45 pm, and 2:30 pm
Meet at Sharf Visitor Center
Join a family-friendly tour to discover how artists have depicted special moments of everyday life in neighborhoods near and far. Tours last 30 minutes.
10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Stop by to hear children’s stories about the world around us. Leave after one story or stay for the whole hour.
Drop-In Gallery Activity: Art-Inspired Mindfulness
Occurs every day but Saturday, February 25
11 am and 3 pm
Take a break in the galleries with a 30-minute art- and nature-inspired movement and mindfulness exercise. Join an MFA Educator in practicing gentle yoga poses so you’re refreshed and ready to continue your visit. Fun for all ages and abilities!