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
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
NEW! Pattern Puzzles ArtSee gallery kit
Ready set go! Patterns of all sorts show up on this adventurous quest through the special exhibition and collection galleries as you crack the puzzles posed on the art cards in this game
For ages 7–12
Sunday, February 16
Free drop-in tickets at admission desk.
Join our Shonibare shindig with extra fun on Sunday and, for the first time, ArtSee Activities on Presidents’ Day Monday!
ArtSee Authors: Jen Bryant, A Splash of Red
11 am–Noon: reading and Q&A
Noon–1 pm: book sale and signing
Jen Bryant wrote this inspiring story of Horace Pippin, a self-taught painter from humble beginnings who, despite many obstacles, was ultimately able to become and be recognized for the amazing artist he was. Best for ages 5–8.
ArtSee Activities: Pattern Puzzles
11 am–3 pm
Patterns fit like a puzzle when you piece together fun art projects.
ArtKids @ the Movies: Eleanor’s Secret
From Academy Award®-nominated director, Dominique Moféry, comes a fantastic animation about a magic library where the most famous storybook characters of all time come alive! 80 minutes. All welcome.
ARTime Pajama Tour
An entertaining exploration of the galleries for children 2–5, who are invited to wear their pajamas, and their caregivers.
This event is cancelled.
Friday, February 14, 6–6:30 pm
We’re on a pattern pitter-patter trip through the galleries! Wear your pajamas and favorite Valentine’s Day pattern.
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
Perfect Square, by Michael Hall
February 6 and 13
A perfect square is transformed in this adventure story. Start with a square for your pattern project!
Snail Trail, by Jo Saxton
February 20 and 27
A snail with a colorful patterned shell searches for a work of art. Shaping a snail is puzzling fun!
The entire family gets into the creative act by making an array of exciting art and craft projects that change monthly.
When you arrive, pick up your free program tickets on-site to access the activities. Collection Gallery admission is not included.
Friday, February 14, 5–7 pm
Saturday, February 15, 11 am–1 pm
Sunday, February 16, 11 am–3 pm
President’s Day, Monday, February 17, 11 am–2 pm
Patterns fit like a puzzle when you piece a paper mosaic panel, create a pattern swatch, and fashion a design and decoration bag inspired by Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders. Wear your favorite Valentine’s Day pattern!