The Young At Art

American families are flocking to art museums--and feeling right at home

Maybe it's the high price of movie tickets or the proliferation of blockbuster special exhibits. But people are visiting art museums as never before. We're brushing up on our Bruegel and mastering our Modigliani in museums across the country--and we're taking the children. Perhaps ambitious parents are putting art appreciation on their to-do lists, or maybe more adults are simply discovering that attending a museum with their kids can be a wonderful way to spend time together.

Whatever the reason, museum staffs are realizing that to attract families--and future art patrons--it's no longer enough to put a few reproductions in...

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