Family programs are free and designed for families with children of all ages.
WCMA’s family programs all provide opportunities for children and adults to create and talk about art and enjoy a museum experience together. Past programs have included art-making workshops, hands-on experiments, musical performances, storytelling, face painting, and gallery activities.
The Art of Archaeology: A Family Adventure
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Children of all ages welcome. You’re invited on an art expedition through the galleries! Follow the clues to discover ancient artifacts from around the world. Spot a Mayan sculpture of a human head emerging from a monster’s mouth, wall panels from an Assyrian palace, and more! Decode ancient writing to reveal a secret password. Learn about excavation methods as you unearth mysterious objects in a hands-on dig. Create your own headdress, armband, or necklace fit for a god, and then strike a pose and have your picture taken with WCMA’s larger-than-life Assyrian relief sculptures.
Storytime in the Galleries
Join us on the first Friday of the month and find connections between art and children’s stories. Enjoy readings, songs, games, and art-making activities. Preschoolers and toddlers with adults welcome. No reservations required. Preschool classes are encouraged to book a group reservation for a Storytime tour.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Buckle your seat belts and join us for adventure in the galleries. Imagine what it would be like to stand at the edge of Niagara Falls or ride on the back of a wild horse. Then soar through the sky with Garuda–the half-human, half-bird creature pictured in Hindu artwork. Create your own exciting artwork to take home.
Friday, April 6, 2012
In Daniel Pinkwater’s classic The Big Orange Splot, poor Mr. Plumbean lives on a street where all the houses look exactly the same, but one day an accident unleashes his creativity! Explore WCMA’s exhibition of miniature model buildings created by Williams College students. Unleash your own creativity as you decorate your own house-themed creations.
Town Mouse, Country Mouse
Friday, May 4, 2012
Enjoy Jan Brett’s illustrated rendition of Aesop’s fable about a town mouse and country mouse who switch places. Artwork and gallery activities will bring to life the sights and sounds of the city and the country. Then create a mouse puppet to bring home with you!
Teachers, students, families, and the general public are invited to explore the role that contemporary art can play in our lives. A collaborative project of the Williams College Museum of Art, the Clark, and MASS MoCA, Kidspace is a contemporary art gallery, studio space, and education initiative. Visit Kidspace »