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LOOK

  • Pick a work of art you are most curious about.
  • Look for thirty seconds.
  • Now turn around.
  • Say everything you remember seeing.
  • Face the painting and look again.
  • Can you find five new things?

MOVE

  • Pick the biggest work of art in the room.
  • Where does your eye go first?
  • Now, switch positions with someone in your group.
  • Find something new.
  • Move up close. What else do you see?
  • Now, move far away.
  • How does the artwork change as you move to different positions?

CHAT

  • Have one person in your group read a question from the list below. After each one, each person stands by their personal choice.
  • After each question, talk to each other about your choices.

  • Which work of art is the most powerful? What makes it look so powerful?
  • Which work of art do you think looks the most expensive? What makes it look expensive?
  • Which one would you have in your house? Where would you put it?
  • Which work of art do you like the least? What don’t you like about it?
  • Which work of art reminds you of something from your childhood? Talk about what it makes you think about.
  • What work of art are you most curious about? What do you want to know?

TELL

  • Imagine the story behind the artwork.
  • What is happening now?
  • What do you think happened just before?
  • What do you think will happen next?

HUNT

  • Find the alphabet in the museum.
  • While walking around, take a picture of something that starts with a letter of the alphabet. It could be based on the subject, title, material, something in the work of art, or something you see in the museum. Use your imaginations!
  • Can you find the whole alphabet?

PRETEND

  • Find a work of art with people in it.
  • Pick your favorite person.
  • What are they doing?
  • What are they thinking?
  • How do they feel?
  • What was their life like?
  • Pose like them. Don’t forget to act out their emotions on your face and gestures with your body!
  • Take turns posing and taking each other’s picture while posing.

WORD POWER

  • What is the first word that comes to mind when you look at the work of art?
  • What adjective best describes the work of art?
  • Is there another artwork in the gallery that could be described the same way?

COLOR

  • Before heading into the galleries, each person chooses a color. Designate one person to be the score keeper.
  • While walking around, each person gets a point for spotting their chosen color.
  • You can steal points from each other if you spot another person’s color first!
  • Make the game harder by picking more obscure colors!