"If seeing is believing, then artists might be the biggest liars of all." Art is about optical illusions. Learn how artists use perspectives, color, contrast, shapes, and space to trick the viewer. You won't believe your eyes. And of course, dabble in making your own optical illusions.
The Art of the Portrait
Visit the Rubin Museum of Himalayan Art, The Metropolitan Museum, MOMA, contemporary gallery in Chelsea, and The Brooklyn Museum to look at portraits through various art movements in history and cultures. Learn about the diverse styles and mediums used to create portraits and the symbols used to tell personal stories. Of course everyone will create their own portrait too!
Why is Mona Lisa smiling? What's the secret math behind The Starry Night? There are many questions we haven't answered yet in art. New York is home to some of the world's greatest masterpieces that have puzzled art historians for years and remain unsolved today.