Kids’ Art Reads–Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington

With vibrant illustrations and a brilliant biography of Leonora Carrington’s life, Michelle Markel and Amanda Hall’s Out of This World: The Surreal Art of Leonora Carrington is a must-read picture book perfect for kids and parents alike.

Kids’ Art Reads: The Gallery

There are picture books for littler kids and novels for grown-ups, but it can sometimes feel like chapter books with an art-historical slant are few and far-between. Yes, there are classics like From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. … Continued

A Tale of Two Presidential Paintings

On the surface, Gilbert Stuart’s Lansdowne Portrait of George Washington and James Rosenquist’s painting President Elect featuring JFK have nothing in common. But both reflect the eras in whic these men were in power–and make a case for the power of art.

Some of the Best Museum Activities for Kids We Saw in 2019

We here at the Art Docent Program love getting out to art museums of all shapes and sizes…especially when these museums feature exhibitions that are actively kid-friendly. Last year, we visited three museums whose interactive elements created for younger visitors … Continued

Bundle Up For These 8 Art-Historical Snow Scenes

It may be December, but there’s no snow in sight–at least for us. We don’t know about you, but here at the Art Docent Program, we could use a snow day. And since there’s no winter weather on the forecast … Continued

Art on Film: The Goldfinch

So, the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel The Goldfinch, which involves Carl Fabritius’ 1654 painting of the same name, came out several weeks ago. And your blogger has quite a few mixed feelings. Rather than subject you to … Continued