Do touch

Cincinnati’s art museum is trying to attract families with children, reports the Enquirer.

Art museum education curator Ted Lind and his team have recruited child-friendly docents, stocked “touch carts” with beaded and carved objects for visiting school groups and scaled down gallery tours for “little legs – because little ones wear out walking the galleries.”

The education team has even designed exhibit elements for touch-happy tots. For the Waking Dreams exhibit, they built the Closer Look Gallery featuring child-size doors concealing tactile objects like oranges, lace and marbles to decode the elements in the exhibit’s paintings.

The museum also is promoting a literacy-via-art program for kids three to eight years old.

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  1. Indigo Warrior says:

    The world’s first petting art gallery.