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. The Shepherd Faustulus Bringing Romulus and Remus to His Wife, Nicholas Mignard, 1654
Look closely…there are two dogs in this painting. Celtic Tale, Paul Sérusier, 1894
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