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- The Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Kids’ Day is an educational program designed to introduce children between 4 and 12 years of age to modern and contemporary art and to make their visit to the museum more comprehensible. Kids Day occurs every SUNDAY from 3.00 to 4.30 pm at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection.

The program begins with a brief tour of the museum centred on the theme of the day, introducing children to ideas and concepts presented in museum and focusing on an artistic movement, a technique, a particular artist, etc. Afterwards, the children participate in a workshop to have the opportunity to put into practice what they saw during the tour.

The program is primarily conducted in Italian, but the numerous foreign interns at the museum make the activities often available in other languages. The workshops are generally held in the museum library, in the Nasher Sculpture Garden or in the temporary exhibition galleries.

The main aim of the program is to assist our youngest visitors to understand the artworks in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection by using simple concepts from everyday life and allowing them direct contact with the artworks. The approach attempts to make the abstract or complex concepts more comprehensible. It also intends to involve children in examining the works of the museum through fun activities that stimulate their creativity. The educational workshops not only allow children to view artworks in ways that are suited to their needs and attention span, but they allow the parents to enjoy their visit to the museum while their children are engaged in the workshops.

For information and bookings, please contact:
Elena Minarelli
Officer for Education
tel. +39.041.2405.401

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