Overheard in the Galleries: A Pre-K Tour

Photo courtesy Phillips Collection Education Department

Recently I shadowed a school tour of pre-K students and heard one of my favorite descriptions ever of Luncheon of the Boating Party. When the tour leader asked, “How do you feel when you look at this painting?” four-year-old Maria waved her hand in the air anxiously and replied, “When I see that painting I feel cake-y.”

Maria, I couldn’t agree more, that painting makes me feel cake-y, cheerful, and merry too!

We’ll be celebrating that cake-y painting and many others tomorrow at a free 90th Anniversary Birthday Bash, 10 am to 8 pm.

One thought on “Overheard in the Galleries: A Pre-K Tour

  1. The big question, then: will there be cake at the birthday bash?

    I love hearing children’s reactions to art. It sounds like she was really engaging with the painting!

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