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.
Pintura, Art Detective. Outstanding, clever, and stimulating site
using a Dashiell Hammett detective style to explore art in some depth.
Treasures. Divided into three main areasMemory, Reason, and
Imaginationwith approximately twenty items in each, this site is
exceptionally rich. It is to be a continuously updated exhibit at the
Library of Congress.
at Skidegate. Photographs and text indicate the elaborate nature of
totem pole carving.
Art. What if you were trapped inside a painting and had to solve a
mystery to get out? An adventure inside art history.
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.
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.