A. Pintura, Art Detective
Outstanding, clever, and stimulating site using a Dashiell Hammett detective
style to explore art in some depth.
Albright-Knox Art Games.
This interactive site engages children in art activities that help them to
learn about artists and the works of art in the collection of the
Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. Requires Flash.
The @rt Room Provides a learning environment for
exploring the world of art. Includes bibliographies of art books, exhibits
of kids’ art from different parts of the world, and facts about famous
This site provides art activities using recycled materials. Ideas and clear
directions can be found for painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, fiber
arts, and crafts from recycled media.
What if you were trapped inside a painting and had to solve a mystery to get
out? An adventure inside art history.
This extensive site offers an origami world to explore, an opportunity to
design cities with fold paper models, basic techniques and tips, and a studio
with clear directions for folding more than 70 forms, as well as poetry and
World Wide Art
See examples of art done by children from around the world, and connect to
links of art activities and information about art and art history.
Bing and Bong, aliens from the Tiny Planets, offer games related to
technology, nature, light and color.
Up to 10
Songs, games, and other kid-safe activities for children aged ten and younger.
The Art Institute of
Includes activities for children. Excellent opening page with animated changes
of the art images. Includes exploring “A Mysterious Mummy” and “Thousands of
Dots” (about a painting by Georges Seurat).
The Children’s Museum of
The museum offers nontraditional learning opportunities for children and their
families. Includes explorations of dinosaurs and visits to “Rex’s Lending
The Exploratorium, San
An online version of a hands-on museum in San Francisco that permits you to do
your own cow’s eye dissection or learn the science behind a home run. Be sure
to visit the “Learning Studio.”
The Fine Arts Museums of San
Utterly fabulous site combining multiple museum holdings in an over
75,000-item database. Images are excellent, and you can send your comments and
knowledge about the paintings to the museum. Requires plugins.
Los Angeles County Museum
This fully-searchable database allows the user to search by subject, artist,
keyword and more among over 45,000 records and 27,000 digital images.
Museum of Art, New York
This is one of the largest and finest art museums in the world. Its
collections include more than two million works of art—several hundred
thousand of which are on view at any given time—spanning more than 5,000 years
of world culture, from prehistory to the present.
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
The National Gallery of Art and its collections belong to the people of the
United States of America. European and American paintings, sculpture,
decorative arts, and selected works on paper. Full-screen views of whole
paintings and details allow close study. The site also includes information on
artists and on the museum’s facilities and services.
National Gallery of Art for Kids
Explore stories in art, take a post card tour of one of the galleries, get
directions for art activities and projects, and more.
The American Museum of Natural History offers a unique museum experience for
kids from 8-12. Included are stories, games and interactive activities.
Salem (Mass.) Witch Museum
Useful since kids study this area of history. “Haunted Happenings,” a
commercial part of Salem stuff, is very neat.