Activities for Kids
Inspire kids with a variety of activities inspired by our exhibitions and permanent collection, complete with video or PDF instructions.
Faisal Abdu’Allah: Blu³eprint-inspired hair tool
Blu³eprint is a nod to the significance of the barbershop within Abdu’Allah’s artistic practice and personal history.
Amy Cutler-Inspired Windchimes
Permanent Collection-Inspired Projects
Nancy Mladenoff-Inspired Leaf Prints
Clayton Brothers-Inspired Collage Treehouse
Suellen Rocca-Inspired Board Game
Roger Brown-Inspired Landscape Paintings
Robert Lostutter-Inspired Mask
John Colt-Inspired Tinfoil Monoprints
Barbara Rossi-Inspired Pointillist Planters and Rocks
Karl Wirsum-Inspired Symmetrical Art
Gladys Nilsson-Inspired Watercolor Paintings
Ed Paschke: Picturing Freedom
What image would you use to picture “freedom”? Draw your idea on this worksheet.
Frank Stella-Inspired Origami Bird
Make an origami bird inspired by the colors, shapes, patterns, and textures in Frank Stella’s print.
Recreate a Work From the Collection
Inspired by MMoCA’s 2019 exhibition Mirror Image, browse the Museum’s permanent collection online and see if you can recreate a work from the collection.
Let’s Look: Sonya Clark
Inspired by Sonya Clark’s Wig Series, write and draw your favorite family stories.
Karl Wirsum-Inspired Symmetrical Self-Portrait
Create a symmetrical self-portrait using charcoal and gouache in the style of the Chicago Imagists.
William Weege-Inspired Paper Marbling
Be inspired by artist William Weege who likes to experiment with handmade paper in his art.
Romare Bearden-Inspired Collage Portrait
Create a collage portrait using magazines, newspapers, or junk mail.
Nicholas Monro–Inspired Painted Rocks
Turn ordinary rocks into a work of art with this project, inspired by Nicholas Monro’s Stone Circle (1972).
Nancy Mladenoff–Inspired Nature Composition
Create a temporary artwork from materials found in your yard or neighborhood.