THE ARTS

The following sites are recommended for children from preschool through age 14, their parents, and other caregivers. Recommendations apply only to sites listed, not to any sites that may be linked from these sites.

A. Pintura, Art Detective. Outstanding, clever, and stimulating site using a Dashiell Hammett detective style to explore art in some depth.
http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/

American Treasures. Divided into three main areas—Memory, Reason, and Imagination—with approximately twenty items in each, this site is exceptionally rich. It is to be a continuously updated exhibit at the Library of Congress.
http://lcweb.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/

Carving at Skidegate. Photographs and text indicate the elaborate nature of totem pole carving.
http://www.Spruceroots.org/PoleSite/Haida.html

Inside Art. What if you were trapped inside a painting and had to solve a mystery to get out? An adventure inside art history.
http://www.eduweb.com/insideart/index.html

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The page for young people includes family guides, museum hunts, and art games. Features special sections on artists such as Winslow Homer.
http://www.metmuseum.org/htmlfile/education/kid.html

Origami. Clear instructions and elegant models in the traditional Japanese art of paperfolding from Joseph Wu in Japan. Contains links to many other origami sites, including “How to Make an Origami Crane.”
http://www.origami.vancouver.bc.ca/