Family Day

Expressing Your True Colors

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853 – 1890)
Self-Portrait, 1889
Oil on canvas
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John Hay Whitney, National Gallery of Art, Washington

Expressing Your True Colors

Date: Saturday, February 09, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Speaker: Staff Educator
Type: Family Day

Vincent van Gogh used expressive colors and dramatic brushstrokes to capture the world around him. In 10 short years he created over 800 paintings that continue to captivate viewers. To celebrate the installation of Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait, on loan from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., students use colorful felt and yarn to create textured portraits.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | Free with admission. This activity is designed for families with children ages 4 - 10. | No reservations needed