Arturo's Preschool is a free program for preschool, homeschool, and daycare groups serving children ages 3–6. Take an up-close look at a work of art, read a featured picture book, and try out games and movement activities connected to artworks. Then explore ideas with an art-making activity. Program themes and projects change each month, so there is always something new to do. In the 2020–2021 school year, virtual guided tours will be offered in two formats: pre-recorded videos and live virtual classes. Below are the themes for the live virtual Arturo's Preschool program being offered this school year.
Live Virtual Arturo's Preschool Themes:
October: Design Time
Get ideas from contemporary creations, complete a design challenge, and more at our October class inspired by Contemporary Art + Design: New Acquisitions.
November: Awesome Blossoms
Our creativity will be in full bloom this November as we search for blossoming flowers and bold faces in Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art.
December: Robot, Go Bot!
Clink, clank, and clunk your way through the galleries to discover mechanical works of art at the DMA. No bolts about it—you’re in for a riveting adventure!
January: A Piece of Home
What makes a house a home? In January, explore For a Dreamer of Houses and see how artists choose to represent home.
February: Be Our Guest
This February, pull up a chair and take a seat at our imaginary table to explore the Museum’s collection of shimmering silver.
March: In the Mountains
We love art so much, we’re shouting it from the mountaintops! Find high peaks and steep slopes as we explore the mountains of the world in our March class.
April: Shape by Shape
Get back to basics and watch shapes transform in Cubism in Color: The Still Lifes of Juan Gris. Learn about stunning still-life paintings that capture a moment in time, and then create your own.
May: Best in Show
Calling all dog lovers! This May, help us sniff out works of art featuring man’s best friend, and then create a paws-itively wonderful work of art.