If organised properly, visiting a museum or an exhibition with a child can become a whole new experience. This is how the Mage Association thinks when preparing and presenting art experiences for children. This weekend Mage is organising 3 cultural events (info: here). On February 23 at 2:30 pm, a guided visit of the Vatican Museums: the Egyptian art section and the Sistine Chapel. Suitable for children ages 7 and up.
On Sunday February 24 at 10:30 am, participants will visit Trajan’s Column and witness the special opening of an underground route into the Imperial Forums, venturing into Trajan’s Forum and Caesar’s Forum, passing through the medieval cellars that to this day connect these ancient neighbouring structures. This route is also suitable for children ages 7 and up.
Still on Sunday February 24, at the Vittoriano Museum, participants can visit the Andy Warhol Exhibit on its final day of show, from 4 pm to 6 pm. Hosted in the Sala Brasini, visitors are presented with 170 works detailing the life of the artist who forever changed how the world sees art, music, cinema, and fashion. Suitable for children ages 6 and up.
It does not end there: not many know that since 2011 Cinecittà Studios has been open to the public thanks to the project Cinecittà si Mostra, a cultural initiative with the aim of unveiling the great historical and architectural legacy of the Fabbrica dei Sogni – Dream Factory, offering visitors the possibility to explore open air sets and historical buildings with exhibition routes set up inside them. In itself, this is an interesting and exciting experience for both adults and children alike, but to top it all off children and young adults are offered the chance to partake in various workshops dedicated to the different aspects of the world of cinema. Visits are in Italian, but English guides are available at 11:30 am and 3:15 pm and French guides at 12 pm.
Sunday February 24, the workshop “Animazioni d’autore: Pulcinella e il pesce magico” will take place. Starting with the images of the movie, children can experiment with traditional animation techniques and, with the fast approaching Carnival, they will have the chance to learn about one of the most famous and loved characters in Italian tradition, Pulcinella. Children will also have the chance to create their own mask for the Carnival, inspired by some of the most popular characters in the Commedia dell’Arte.
Ticket price at the entrance of the exhibition includes participation in the workshop, which is available all day between 10 am and 6 pm to walk-ins, as booking is not necessary. The movie showing will take place in the Sala Visconti at 3 pm.
For further information on prices, timetables and bookings: here.