Learn More & Explore
Want to find out more about the art? At the Ackland, we encourage you to pose, ponder, and pursue your own questions. From music and games to informative guides, we offer a variety of ways to experience art, both in the galleries and online. Here is a selection of resources to get you started.
Close Looking Kits
At the Ackland, we encourage you to look closely and carefully at works of art. Our Close Looking Kits, designed for kids and families, include a magnifying glass, drawing materials and art cards with questions and prompts to search for and look closely at interesting details.
While the museum is closed, try making your own Close Looking Kit to use at home. These art-making and sleuthing tools will help you explore the world around you in new ways.
Something to see through:
Magnifying glass, binoculars, toilet paper tube, rolled up newspaper, index card with a square cutout
Learn more about viewfinders
Something that provides light:
Flashlight, caregiver’s phone (ask permission first!), camping lantern
Something to draw with:
Pencil, crayons, colored pencils, markers
Something to draw on:
Construction paper, notepad, printer paper
Create your own mini sketchbook!
Something to keep supplies in:
Shoebox, paper bag, tote bag. Feel free to decorate the container!