Friday, February 12, 2010
It's not a Christmas event, but the New Orleans Museum of Art's last Family Workshop of 2000 offers a marvellous opportunity for parents and children to dabble in a bit of art history. If the tots are not told beforehand that this is an educational outing, they'll never guess. First, the participants have a walk-through of some of the museum's medieval altarpieces. Then all retire to a studio and make altarpieces for their own lives, working with paint, fabric, cardboard and other 21st-century quickie-collage materials.