There’s more to see...
Sign up to discover and save different things to try in 2015.

Things Kids Say About Art


Things Kids Say About Art

  • 122 Pins

"I'm a huge fan of Michelangelo's David, he is my art history crush. I always thought it was sad/interesting how Hercules + Cacus is in the same square as David." Lara, 12th Grade

What will kids have to say about this? "Sculptors' Drawings" opens at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on October 23

"I see all of these pictures about motherhood, and marriage, and I think this whole room is about femininity." Marsha, 12th grade

"You can tell that it's a tapestry because the colors aren't so bright and the way the lines between the colors look." Samara, 8th Grade

"The Gardner Museum is a really fun museum where you can think differently." Alex, 9th grade

"Its interesting how everything that has to do with life is grey." Jason, 11th grade

"This room looks dark and mysterious. Kind of like a church because of all the holy statues and religious references. Maybe it means you can find light even in the darkness?" Molly, 11th grade

"Sitting here, it's like it really is a performance, and that the artist meant for US to be the audience." Tonya, 11th Grade

"Tapestry Room: even the title matches the wall images. #dope" Kimya, 11th grade

"I think this room is brighter than Mrs. Gardner's part of the Museum because its all about illumination. They aren't keeping the theft in the dark, they're talking about it and want you to think about it." Kiera, 8th Grade

"Most of the pictures in [the Dutch Room] are portraits. Maybe the missing pictures show us someone who died." Greg, 8th Grade

"The text and the picture make each other better. They are both trying to describe something and make you feel emotion, but neither can do it on their own as well as they can together." Nadia, 8th Grade

"I think these two are a man because they are wearing men things and they have moustache and they have fancy clothes for a man." Lucy, 4th Grade

"I think she is wealthy, but her face looks more relaxed than Queen Mary. She looks more open." George, 5th Grade

"Why are there so many chairs around? Are they a sign of art?" Charlie, 4th Grade

"It looks like a temple. Maybe Isabella thought about that when she made her museum." Giselle, Grade 3

"Maybe the head that's missing on this person is the one sitting on the bench over there! Maybe it fell off" Natalie, 3rd Grade

"There is a shadow at the bottom of the picture. It's like she's trying to be proud and cheerful up top, but the shadow takes over and shows how upset she really is." Adrian, 9th Grade

"You can tell that he's strong, he doesn't want to show his emotions. But his eyes tell you that hes afraid or angry. Just like Ms. Gardner [in Sargent's portrait] is trying not to show her feelings but you can see through it." Ty, Grade 9

"The things in the picture look like they are from a long time ago -- we don't write on scrolls like that, we have books -- but the picture doesn't look that old. It looks fresh, like it was just made." Rileymi, 3rd Grade

"Is it just me, or is Zorn kind of awesome?" David, 12th Grade

"There must be two different light sources, because that woman has two shadows" Noel, 8th Grade

"Maybe this painting and the other version are two drafts, or maybe they are two moments in these peoples' lives." Nathan, 8th Grade

"That spear looks like a candy cane because it has red and white stripes. I see the same stripes on the chair near the window! And on the sofa in the middle of the room! It's everywhere!" Jimmy, 4th Grade

"This looks like it could be someone who was a real person and wrote stories." Yariel, 4th Grade