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August

Families

In August, think Picnic on the Parkway as inspired by the still lifes on view in the exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne.

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

Solving Still Life ArtSee gallery kit
Art detectives, hone your skills solving still-life sightings in The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne and the collection galleries! Your quest is clued by decoding the art card brain games.
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

Riddle of the Room and Solving Still Life are sponsored by Macy's
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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.

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Apple Picking
August 15, 6–6:30 pm

Look for the luscious apples on this delicious still life 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

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Everybody Bonjours! by Leslie Kimmelman
August 7 and 14
This cheery tour of Paris comes complete with fabulous food and fascinating sights. Jump into the pages and enjoy the trip, then prepare your own picnic on the parkway!  

 

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Nibble Nibble, by Margaret Wise Brown
August 21 and 28
Delightful poems and charming illustrations capture the whimsy of bunnies at play and inspire an amusing animal picnic project.


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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Picnic on the Parkway

Friday, August 15, 5–7 pm
Saturday, August 16, 11 am–1 pm
Sunday, August 17, 1–3 pm
With Cézanne’s apples and other tasty treats to spur the imagination, it’s time to picnic on the parkway! Follow your muse to create a picnic placemat, draw a foodie-delight still life, and embellish a picnic bag. The new Solving Still Life gallery kit adds to the excitement.

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