January 15, 2014

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When it’s too cold to play outside this winter with your little ones, don’t forget to visit some of our favorite NYC museums. Not only is sharing art with your kids a rewarding experience, but many museums have family programming to help fill those long afternoons. 

Throughout January and February MoMA will be presenting “Piece by Piece,” a sculpture workshop for children ages 10-14 and an accompanying adult.  This inspiring event allows children to follow in the footsteps of Iza Genzken, learning about her techniques and interpreting them in their own work. Be sure to register online.  

The Guggenheim’s Midwinter Break Camp, February 17-21, 2014 from 9:30am-4pm, gives kids the opportunity to work with real artists in the studio and explore the galleries. The Guggenheim also regularly updates their calendar with Second Sunday Family Tours and drop-in programming, so be sure to check it out frequently.  Family activity packs are also available to help guide your family’s personal journey through the museum.  

At the Whitney in January the Whitney Wees (families with children ages 4-5) are exploring colors, shapes, and lines through the work of artists of the twentieth century such as Roy Lichtenstein and Ellsworth Kelly.  In February, the Wees will examine the use of the human body in modern art with the "Strike a Pose" workshop. Whitney Kids (families with children ages 6-10) will examine the work of performance artists in January and photographers in February to create their own original pieces. All workshops are $10 and pre-registration is recommended. 

Which NYC art museum is your favorite to share with kids? Tweet us @kindermodern