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Tips to engage with the art:

  • To encourage thinking and group discussion ask questions such as:
  • What do you see?
  • What does it remind you of?
  • How does it make you feel?
     
  • Gain perspective by looking at the artworks from all angles:
  • Crouch or lie down
  • Stand far away
  • Look up close
  • Circle around
     
  • Use your body to imitate the shapes of artworks.
     
  • Invent a title for an artwork– then check out what the artist calls it at the nearby label.
     
  • Check out a Family Activity Kit at the Museum Front Desk to explore through activities, questions, and materials.
     
  • Draw what you see in the Museum or Sculpture Park–sketchbooks are definitely allowed!
     
  • Visit the Process Gallery on the Museum 3rd floor and The Square adjacent to deCordova | Store, interactive spaces where kids and adults can enjoy and learn together.
     
  • Continue the conversation and exploration in the car and at home:
  • What artwork or area did you like the most?
  • What new art words did you learn?
  • What can you make in your house or yard inspired by the art you have seen?
  • What new art materials can you find at home to use?