Community of Learners: Family Programs

Posted on February 28, 2007 by Kristin Swan

Hood Quarterly, spring 2007

For more than two decades, the Hood's weekend programs for families and children have provided opportunities for younger audiences to explore works of art in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Some events are designed for adults and children to learn about art in the galleries together, create studio projects, watch demonstrations, or participate in performances.

The Family Day taking place on April 22, Life in the Arctic, is a good example of this type of program, and the Calendar of Events describes all the fun things visitors will get to do at the museum on that day!

In addition, this spring the Hood is offering a new program for families during April school vacation week. On four consecutive mornings, April 17–20, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, children and their adult companions are invited to visit the museum and check out art activity bags. These bags include puzzles, stories, looking questions, drawing, writing, and other activities to help you explore different topics in art at your own pace.

We hope you will come to the Hood and explore the arts with your family. While you are here, a staff member may ask you what you think of the programs and resources. Your feedback will help us to create ever better experiences for families at the museum.


Written February 28, 2007 by Kristin Swan