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April

Families

In April we look for signs and symbols in works of art; they may mean more than they seem to at first glance!

Family Tours

Riddle of the Room family audio tour
What is seen or suggested and gives you direction for great art detection? Find out in this award-winning interactive audio game.
For ages 7–12
Free

Riddle of the Room ArtSee gallery kit
Calling all art detectives! Visiting the Barnes is challenging fun as you solve the riddle of the room on the art cards in this award-winning game.
For ages 7–12
Free
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Pattern Puzzles
 gallery kit
Ready, set, go! Patterns of all sorts show up on this adventurous quest through Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders and the Collection Gallery as you crack the puzzles posed on the art cards in this game. 
For ages 7–12
Free
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Family Day

Sunday, April 13, 11 am–3 pm
Explore and celebrate the work of Yinka Shonibare MBE.
Free drop-in tickets at admission desk.

family day
11 am–3 pm
ArtSee Activities: Signs and Symbols
Things aren’t always as they seem. Signs and symbols take on new significance when you combine them in whimsical ways for your animals-all-around mobile and rebus bag.

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Noon–1 pm
Artsee Stages
Jennifer Turnbull: Shaping Dance 
Move to the rhythms of shapes. 

Tales of the Night
1–2:30 PM 
Artkids @ the Movies
Tales of the Night.
Six fabulous fables take you to enchanted lands full of dragons, princesses, and sorcerers. 
Animation, 84 min. 
Best for ages 6 and older.


ARTime Pajama Tour

An entertaining exploration of the galleries for children 2–5, who are invited to wear their pajamas, and their caregivers.
Included with collection admission; members free. Reservations required.

pajama tour

Friday, April 11, 6–6:30 pm
All signs point straight ahead on this fun gallery hunt.
Reserve general admission or member tickets online.


ARTime Storytime

Listen, dance, create, and sing to the art of Cezanne, Matisse, Picasso, Renoir, van Gogh, and other artists in the collection. Best for children ages 2–5 and their caregivers.
Free; reservations required. Collection admission not included.

Every Thursday, 10:30–11 am and 11:30 am–noon

Which Way cover
Which Way?
by Marthe Jocelyn

April 3 and 10
What do we see in the signs all around us every day? Find out and then make your own traffic sign.
 

Lines that Wiggle cover
Lines that Wiggle
, by Candace Whitman

April 17 and 24
Follow the line that turns itself into all kinds of things and means different things. Find-the-line project follows!


ArtSee Activities

The entire family gets into the creative act by making an array of exciting art and craft projects that change monthly.
Free drop-in tickets at admission desk. Collection Gallery admission is not included.

 

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Signs and Symbols
Things aren’t always as they seem. Signs and symbols take on new significance when you combine them in whimsical ways for your animals-all-around mobile and rebus bag.

Friday, April 11, 5–7 pm
Saturday, April 12, 11 am–1 pm
Sunday, April 13, 11 am–3 pm Family Day!

Watch a movie on Family Day!
1–2:30 pm ArtKids @ the Movies: Tales of the Night, directed by Michel Ocelot. Best for ages 6 and older. 


ArtKids Workshop

Symbolic Sculpture
April 27, 1–3 pm
It’s the sign of the times! Discover the multiple meanings that signs and symbols can have within the same object. After exploring the galleries, ArtKids design and craft a symbolic sculpture. For ages 9–12.

$25; members $20. Register by calling 215.278.7200.