September 30, 2014
As temperatures turn colder, we love going to museums and taking advantage of family and kids programming. But for those days you just can't make it out, check out these cool art sites and apps from the nation's top museums.
Whitney Kids by the Whitney Museum of American Art is one of our personal favorites, elevating children's art to the same status as the museum's illustrious works by master artists. It also features a pattern maker, online polls and quizzes, and lots of interactive information children can curate for their own personal online portfolios.
MoMA's Art Lab iPad app invites children and caregivers to create and share artwork inspired by the museum's collections. Destination: Modern Art, an "intergalactic journey" to MoMA and MoMA PS1 allows children to explore the collection from anywhere in the world or prepare for a trip to the museum.
The Smithsonian's Everything Art site links to a wide variety of interactive games and learning platforms across the Smithsonian's many museums. Be sure to have your little ones check out Meet Me at Midnight by the American Art Museum for a unique animated tour and the opportunity to solve a mystery.
NGAkids Art Zone by the National Gallery of Art is available online or through its very own app. With 15 very different art making tools, children can explore everything from the art of the still life to photo-editing, all while learning about the gallery's extensive permanent collection.
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