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A man holds a baby who reaches up at something while smiling
A man holds a baby who reaches up at something while smiling
Art Crawl by James Dewhirst

Art Crawl: A Tour for Infants and Their Caregivers

The Clyfford Still Museum launched Art Crawl, a twice-monthly program for infants up to 14 months and their caregivers, in March 2022.

The Clyfford Still Museum is a great place for you and your baby to experience art and find community with other families with infants. Art Crawl is designed for caregivers with infants from newborns through age 14 months. Part tour, part mixer, a CSM educator will lead families in a crawl through the galleries in each monthly session. Your guide will encourage an interactive discussion on the importance of introducing your baby to art at an early age and tips for experiencing art together. This program focuses on community building; feel free to drop in or return each month to socialize with fellow caregivers!

Senior Educator and Early Childhood Specialist Lisa Roll Moore models serve and return communication exchange with an Art Crawl participant and his mom.
Senior Educator and Early Childhood Specialist Lisa Roll Moore models serve and return communication exchange with an Art Crawl participant and his mom.

A front-facing carrier is recommended, but not required, for this program. Art Crawl is included with Museum admission and is free for CSM members. Children 17 and under are always free. Registration is required and space is limited.

Upcoming Art Crawls (and themes):

An Art Crawl participant shows his caregiver aesthetic preference by using a visually-directed reach toward a painting of interest.
An Art Crawl participant shows his caregiver aesthetic preference by using a visually-directed reach toward a painting of interest. Infants may also express their preferences and interests by extended looking, pointing, or vocalizing.

“I am grateful to have an opportunity to engage with Winnie one-on-one in such a beautiful way. She doesn’t get a lot of solo time with me since she has a three-year-old sister. I want to take advantage of one-on-one time with her whenever I can, and the Art Crawl was a lovely way to spend time together. It was so fun watching her observe and enjoy CSM and learning more from the fantastic team.” – Caitlin, Art Crawl participant

Art Crawl is funded in part by:

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