Explore the world of art with these family-friendly ideas

Immersing your family in art is a great way to see the world through the eyes of others. In the past, access to art was limited to those with talent and wealth. Today it is just a few clicks, a few blocks, or a flight away. There are plenty of ways to spark inspiration for all ages.

Easy to pack, art-inspired children’s books

It's never too early to start. Many families own classic stories like Goodnight Moon & The Very Hungry Caterpillar, but these art-inspired children's books will take your child on a visual journey throughout the day. You can see where each painting is on the last page and plan a trip to see them.

Virtual Museum tours

Traveling and museum hopping is not for everyone. These days we can tour famous museums from the comfort of our sofas thanks to Google Arts and Culture. Explore your favorite artist or take a guided tour with Google’s curated lists.

On-the-go art classes

Whether you are teaching kids the basics of colour theory or letting them free with abstract art, at home art is fun and therapeutic. There are many websites and local institutions that offer free classes, like your local university or library. bluprint is also a great resource for classes to watch on the go.

You may not have a big museum nearby, but you’d be surprised by how many local galleries you have. Search for a special gallery nearby and plan a trip to check out the artwork with your family. Have your kids select their favourite painting and recreate it at home.

Plan a trip to a cultural destination

The world is full of beautiful artwork, from the masterpieces at museums to picturesque streets and intricate buildings. Pick your favourite painting and then plan a trip to see it. Paris has the Mona Lisa at the Louvre or Degas Ballerinas at Musee D’Orsay. Take a trip to Denver, Colorado to see Monet’s Water Lilies. Explore Picasso at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Learn more about Frida Kahlo in Mexico City.

Written by Mubaraka Malbari, Senior Brand Manager at Vrbo