Children and Families

Inside the Parade Tent: Preparing for Parade the Circle

Posted on June 1, 2012 by ClevelandArt

If you’ve visited Wade Oval in recent weeks, you may have noticed the large white tent that took up residence next to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in late April. This is the Cleveland Museum of Art’s parade workshop tent, an annual fixture that serves as a home base for guest artists, community groups, and families and individuals participating in Parade the Circle.

Rembrandt in America: Through a Child’s Eyes

Posted on April 27, 2012 by ClevelandArt

Maya Meets Mommy’s Latest Assignment

Excited to showcase the great Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn to my four year old, Maya, I decided to bring home the catalog for the exhibition. For Maya, flipping through exhibition catalogs is as commonplace as reading an Eric Carle book. We sat down one the bed, and I said, “Tell me what you think.”

1,000 sheets of paper, 30 boxes of markers, 79 students + you

Posted on April 23, 2012 by ClevelandArt

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s time for another Museum Ambassadors Community Day this Sunday! At the end of each spring semester, our high school Museum Ambassadors present student-led tours, scavenger hunts, and studio activities summarizing their experiences at the Cleveland Museum of Art over the past year. While the public only gets to see the culminating event of the program, a lot of work goes into this one day.

Member Profile: 20 Years of Participating in Parade the Circle

Posted on April 9, 2012 by ClevelandArt

Every spring, Sawsan Alhaddad looks forward to the Cleveland Museum of Art's Parade the Circle. She has participated in the event for more than 20 years. She started to participate when her daughter Sarah was six years old and it’s been an annual tradition for them since. They only missed last year because of Sarah’s wedding.

"For us, it always meant that summer has started. The Parade was the first thing she did when school was out. She gained confidence by participating in the Parade each year. We have a lot of great memories."

Fun Ideas for Enjoying Our Permanent Collection This Winter

Posted on December 28, 2011 by ClevelandArt

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.

Behind the Scenes: High School Students Help Curatorial Department

Posted on December 27, 2011 by ClevelandArt

It’s never too early to gain experience in a field of interest, especially as a high school student. For Aaron, Jake, Patrick, and Leah, tenth grade students at Trinity High School, they are getting a head start on their careers by interning in the museum’s curatorial department every Thursday for the entire school year.

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