Art: Family Clark Art Institute
Art: Family Berkshire Museum
Art: Family Kidspace at Mass MoCA
Our museums encourage kids to create, with their families and on their own. It’s not unusual to see children gathering around an outdoor table, turning glass jars into crepe paper collages that glow by flickering LEDs like stained glass in the night woods. Any museum can become a children’s museum in the right light.
- Kidspace at Mass MoCA encourages young artists to get inspired by family exhibits that enthrall adults as much as young visitors.
- The Clark Art Institute offers art and craft projects on family and free days, as well as a regular program for preschoolers and artmaking almost daily in the summer.
- Art camps and activities explore magical worlds at the Berkshire Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum and Bennington Museum, and IS183 Art School of the Berkshires and the Vermont Arts Exchange run art programs for kids year-round.
Just west of downtown, the Bennington Museum houses the world’s largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings and artists as contemporary as 3-D printing.
Sally Taylor, daughter of James Taylor and Carly Simon, curates an exhibit asking visual artists, poets, dancers, musicians, perfumers, chefs and sculptors to use each other’s art as a catalyst to create their own.
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Based in the Citizen’s Hall in Stockbridge, IS183 offers classes and workshops across the county, including occasional explorations into painting, drawing and jewelry-making at the Clark Art Institute. IS183 brings art to families and children year-round in school and after school programs, school vacation and and summer camps. At their home base, the school offers […]