Children's Gallery Programs at the Modern
Drawing from the Collection for Children
Two sessions of this free program for children are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12, on the first Sunday of each month. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises that relate to works in the Modern's galleries. Each child under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils, or purchase supplies in the Modern Shop. Attendance is limited, so early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet is located at the information desk.
First Sunday of the month, 2-3:30 pm
September 7-Adam Palmer (ages 5 to 8) and Micah Yarborough (ages 9 to 12)
October 5-Randy Guthmiller (ages 5 to 8) and Kate Colin (ages 9 to 12)
November 2-Clayton Hurt (ages 5 to 8) and Cassandra Emswiler (ages 9 to 12)
December 7-Shelby Meier (ages 5 to 8) and Tim Best (ages 9 to 12)
January 4-Harmony Padgett (ages 5 to 8) and Christopher Blay (ages 9 to 12)
This program for families with young children is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. Both the tour and project focus on selected works on view at the Modern. Registration is not required, but a sign-up sheet is provided at the information desk the day of the program. Attendance is limited; admission and supplies are free.
Second Wednesday of the month, 4-4:45 pm
September 10-visiting the work of Donald Judd and Dan Flavin
October 8-visiting Urban Theater: New York Art in the 1980s
November 12-visiting the work of Allan McCollum and Bror Utter
December 10-visiting the work of Jules de Balincourt
January 14-visiting the work of Cy Twombly and Martin Puryear
Docent-led tours of art on view at the Modern are offered Tuesday through Sunday at 2 pm. A public tour focused on architecture is available on the first Saturday of each month at 11 am. A Spanish-language tour is available on the first Sunday of each month at 2 pm. These tours do not require prior arrangements and begin in the Museum lobby.
Free sketchbooks for children are available at the information desk. Use 10 Pages to record your ideas and inspirations while looking at works of art in the Modern's galleries.
The Museum is closed Monday and holidays including New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas.