If you are looking for an excuse to get the kids out of the house this weekend, take them to the Portland Children's Museum to check out the new exhibit Chagall for Children.
The exhibit is a hands-on exploration of the works of Marc Chagall, one of the best-known artists of the 20th century. At 14 interactive stations, each based on one of Chagall's works, kids can play with composition by arranging flowers, explore the effect of color in the Green Violinist, or tell a story by manipulating details in The Flying Sleigh.
Go See It
Chagall for Children at the Portland Children's Museum
- 4015 SW Canyon Road, Portland
- Through January 21, 2013
- Visit website
The Children's Museum has also added a special painting studio in the middle of the exhibit and an art gallery featuring student work from the Opal Charter School. According to JJ Rivera, director of Operations and Exhibits, the museum has long wanted to create a space dedicated to painting. The Chagall exhibit provides an opportunity to add a hands-on creative experience and build a prototype of a more permanent painting studio.
"We hope that kids will be inspired by what they see in Chagall's paintings to create custom works of art," says Rivera.