For week five of summer reading program, every level (pre-reader, reader, and teen/tween) has a museum tour activity. If you can’t get to a physical museum, check out these suggestions.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art: Minnesota’s largest art museum has a large collection spanning the world and 5000 years of history. It’s open in person or visit online.
The Louvre: One of the most famous museums in the world, the Louvre is a former palace located in the heart of Paris. Some of its most famous works are Leonardo daVinci’s Mona Lisa, the Venus de Milo and Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People.
Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Met, as it’s called, is the largest art museum in the U.S. Located in New York, it contains a giant collection of art and artifacts from around the world and from ancient to modern. Don’t miss the mummies!
The Musée d’Orsay: Housed in a beautiful former train station in Paris, the Orsay houses a fine collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist art. Monet! Van Gogh!
The British Museum: Located in London, the British Museum is a vast collection of human history, art and culture from around the world. Don’t miss the Rosetta Stone!
Frida Kahlo Museum: Kahlo was a Mexican painter known for her many self-portraits that incorporated Mexican culture and magical realism. Her Mexico City home is now a museum of her work.
There are lots more museums to explore, of course. Take a family trip to one in the area that’s open or search online.