“How Artists See Families” Reading and Family Portrait Workshop with Author Colleen Carroll

Saturday, Dec 21, 2 pm to 3 pm
At CMA, 103 Charlton Street, New York

How Artists See is a breakthrough series of interactive, inquiry-based books designed to teach children about the world by looking at art and about art by looking at the world. In How Artists See Families, children can see how Carmen Lomas Garza captured the simple pleasure of a family eating watermelon on the front porch; how Kikugawa Eizan used curved lines to show the gracefulness with which a mother carries her young son; how John Singer Sargent depicted the flowerlike delicacy of two sisters as they light lanterns in a twilit summer garden; and how Winslow Homer showed a boy’s protectiveness of his younger brother in a dangerous situation.

Author Colleen Carroll will read from her book at 2pm and 3pm, and visitors can participate in a Family Portrait Workshop in CMA’s Media Lab all day long.