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The Met for kids

Young visitors participate in Fun and games, a drawing activity in ‘The Met for kids’.

Young visitors participate in Fun and games, a drawing activity in ‘The Met for kids’, the Children’s Art Centre component of ‘American Impressionism and Realism: A Landmark Exhibition from the Met’ | Photograph: Katie Bennett

American Impressionism & Realism: A Landmark Exhibition from the Met

30 May – 4 October 2009, Queensland Art Gallery

As part of ‘American Impressionism and Realism’, the Children’s Art Centre presented The Met for Kids — an interactive space for young visitors that highlighted the exhibition themes of leisure and entertainment. Children could explore and learn through a range of experiences including Fun and games, a drawing activity that asked children to illustrate their leisure activities on film-reel inspired activity sheets, screenings of popular animations from the era in the Animation lounge and an illustrated timeline. The Reading parlour allowed children to learn more about the exciting changes and events that happened at the turn of the century in America, Australia and the world.

Accompanying the main exhibition, the Children’s Art Centre also developed children’s art work labels throughout the exhibition, a free activity trail that featured images of art works on display and an audio tour just for kids.  

For more information, visit American Impressionism & Realism: A Landmark Exhibition from the Met