Look and Seek

Congratulations, you have made it to the DMA! Now what?

Start with a fun, easy activity. Who doesn’t like to play look-and-seek? A museum-safe variation of hide-and-seek, look-and-seek is a fun gallery game that the whole family can have a blast playing.

Step 1 – All you have to do is think of a theme. It can be anything! Color, shape, food, flower…whatever your family wants!
Step 2 – Decide on a gallery or floor of the Museum to play the game. Your family can each take turns picking a theme. Start round one of look-and-seek by declaring your theme.  
Step 3 – Search the selected gallery or exhibition space as a family, looking attentively at each work of art for clues to your theme. You can play for fun, or if your family is a competitive bunch, keep a tally sheet.
Step 4 – Declare a winner! Or, simply enjoy the time together in the galleries.

Look-and-Seek is not only an exciting way to spend time together as a family, it is a fantastic way to get to know the Museum’s collections.

Can’t decide where in the Museum to begin? What theme to choose? I’ll start! I’ll choose something I love – dogs. Let’s go to the 2nd floor.

Here are a few dogs that I encountered on my one-player game of look-and-seek.

I spy a dog! He looks ready and willing to help with the new arrivals. 1970_25The Shepherd Faustulus Bringing Romulus and Remus to His Wife,  Nicholas Mignard, 1654


Look closely…there are two dogs in this painting. 1983_52_FACeltic Tale, Paul Sérusier, 1894

 Posted by: Amanda


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Filed under 6 to 12 year olds, Games, In the galleries, Parents

One response to “Look and Seek

  1. Pingback: Art is going to the dogs… « We Art Family! The DMA Family Blog

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