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Access MoMA's free family art-making activities right from your living room

Written by
Oliver Strand

Even though the Museum of Modern Art remains temporarily closed during the city-wide shutdown, the famed destination launched a programming series called The Museum from Home. That's right: The best modern art museum in the world is available right from your couch. From guided tours led by world-renowned curators to projects that will bring out the little Jackson Pollock in your kid, MoMA is going virtual.

Here's what families need to know: 

Taking a page out of the when-life-gives-you-lemons playbook, MoMA now offers Art-Making Activities Families Can Do at Home and line drawings you can download, print and color yourself. The museum even sets you up with a soundtrack, MoMA's Art Tunes playlist, which will inspire your tiny Louise Bourgeois. Looking for more family-friendly art activities? Check out these ideas for projects from the museum.

This could hold you over until MoMA reopens, and you can once again access the reimagined MoMA that was unveiled last October after a $450 million expansion, including the fully-renovated Heyman Family Art Lab for young visitors and an all-new Paula and James Crown Creativity Lab for older kids.

The Museum from Home is yet another example of how the cultural heavyweights of NYC are responding to this moment in the city's history by bringing the arts into your home. From Arts Break by the New Victory Theater, to #ConcertsForKids from Lincoln Center, to virtual storytimes, to CMOM at Home from the Children's Museum of Manhattan, New Yorkers can have fun with the fam and expand those little minds all from the comfort of your living room.

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