When the snowy days approach and inclement weather beckons for indoor activities, consider bringing the family to visit our permanent collection. Go on a hunt through our galleries for paintings that have snow. Each painting can spark fun discussion about the content and context of the work. For older children, the discussion could evolve into a research project about the artist.
Here are a few to get you started that were suggested by our Education Department staff:
The Red Kerchief by Claude Monet in Gallery 222a.
January by Grant Wood in Gallery 228.
The Large Plane Trees (Road Menders at Saint-Rémy) by Vincent Van Gogh in Gallery 222b.
Or if you want to get away from the cold, look for works in our collection that reflect island life.
The Call by Paul Gauguin in Gallery 222b captures the warmth of Polynesia.