AUG 19 Tour: Portrait Party for Young Learners

Kids rule and art’s cool on this tour! 

Young Learner Tours, exclusively for children ages 3 to 6 and their guardians, are designed to get little bodies moving, minds thinking, hands making, and mouths talking about works of art.

Participants go on an adventure through the galleries and look closely at works in the collection. They learn about the National Museum of Women in the Arts, practice museum manners, and discover art concepts through developmentally appropriate discussions, a themed story, and hands-on activities.

During this portrait-focused tour, participants will:

  • Learn about people in art through a story and explore the galleries to compare two portraits in the galleries;
  • Step into the shoes of the subjects through posing, better understanding how body language and facial expressions express feelings;
  • Discover what artists teach us about sitters through their use of symbols, posture, color, and texture; and
  • Sketch their own self-portraits, adding color and texture through collage to complete their artwork.

Note: One adult guardian per three young learners is required.

Free. This program is currently at capacity. To be added to the waitlist, please email

National Museum of Women in the Arts