MODERN ART FOR MODERN KIDS

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After a visit to an art museum you view the world with different eyes. It’s no different for kids, which makes NYC’s Museum of Modern Art an intriguing pick for your next family day out. Head straight to an information desk and pick up some of the museum’s art cards for children. They’ll help guide your kids as they dance along with a Matisse, find faces in a Picasso, and boogie through the cityscape of a Mondrian. You’ll have them questioning what art is as they check out Andy Warhol’s famous Campbell’s Soup Cans, a Ferrari racecar, and the green helicopter that famously dangles above a staircase. You’ll thrill as a parent to be introducing immortal works of art like van Gogh’s The Starry Night, which is appreciated by visitors of any age. When the little ones need a break for fresh air, take them out to the sculpture garden, where they’ll laugh as they pose with statues, and take in the modern architecture that surrounds them. Time your visit right and you can also check out films, art labs, and workshops designed just for kids. You may find one of your little ones eager to try his or her hand at a dream collage, or a print, or a sculpture. After all, trips to the MoMA rarely result in a shortage of inspiration.

Museum of Modern Art

11 W 53rd St New York NY 10019

(212) 708-9400

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