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March glows with Here Comes the Sun! Paint the town yellow as we celebrate Vincent van Gogh’s birthday with warm and sunny projects and programs.

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

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

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 if space is available. Reserve your general admission or member tickets online.

pajama tour
Friday, March 21, 6–6:30 pm
Follow the Sun
Follow the sun on this bright and beaming gallery hunt! Wear your pajamas.

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

in the garden with van gogh
In the Garden with Van Gogh, by Julie Merberg and Suzanne Bober
March 6 and 13
Visit the country with Vincent van Gogh.  Make your own sunny sunflowers!

Vincent's Colors
Vincent’s Colors
, by Vincent van Gogh
March 20 and 27
Vincent’s own words bring the colors of the rainbow to life. A merry color wheel mobile is yours for the making!

ArtSee Activities

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.


Here Comes the Sun
Friday, March 21, 5–7 pm
Saturday, March 22, 11 am–1 pm
Sunday, March 23, 1–3 pm
Here comes the sun! Picture a sun-drenched still life, collage a Vincent sunshiny bag, and sculpt a sunscape in celebration of Vincent’s brilliant birthday!