Appearing at the Family Museum January 22 – May 1, 2022

Step inside the framework of famous paintings and experience art like never before in this interactive exhibition. It's a fun way for kids and families to engage directly with works of art and experience the setting, atmosphere, and subject of each work.

Explore a small collection of Mona Lisa prints featuring famous parodies, then step behind a cutout version and replace Mona Lisa's face with your own. Enter Grant Wood's Dinner for Threshers and learn about rural life at the turn of the century. Kids can tend to a chicken and eggs, prepare a meal in the kitchen, set the dining table, enjoy a noontime dinner, and mix and match the farmers' patterned shirts.

Travel to the Canadian Rockies in 1916 at John Singer Sargent's Camp at Lake O'Hara. Children can climb inside a tent and explore camping gear like Sargent would have used. After cooking a pretend meal over the campfire, kids can tell stories around the fire and arrange items in a magnetic frame to show what a painting of today's campsite may look like.

Travel south of the border through Diego Rivera's Corn Festival from the Court of Fiestas in the Ministry of Education Building in Mexico City. You can explore a rendition of one of Rivera's frescoes, add flowers and ribbons of "corn husks" to the flower tower for a celebration and include their flourish in a mural on a miniature building.

This exhibition is created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum.