CIMA Kids! A New Family Program at the Center for Italian Modern Art


June 10, 2017

The Center for Italian Modern Art is pleased to announce a new series of family programs led by artists, museum educators, and our scholars in residence. By incorporating guided conversation with close looking and a workshop activity, children develop meaningful relationships to art in an intimate exhibition environment.

What Makes You You? 

For children ages 8-11

Description: Explore the exhibition Giorgio de Chirico / Giulio Paolini – Giulio Paolini / Giorgio de Chirico and discover how two different artists deal with self-portraiture and repetition. How do these two artists use fashion, objects, symbols and gestures to communicate their identity? How can we access near and distant histories to tell stories about who we are now and where we come from?

Workshop: Working with artisanal papers, magazines and crayons, participants will use their newfound knowledge from the exhibition to make their own self-expression, working around the question: What makes you you?

Pre-Assignment: Please bring in a printed self-portrait 8.5×11 inches (standard paper size)


(Please note 1 reservation admits an adult and a child)


10am — Welcome

10.15am — Start of the activity: Tour of the exhibition and Workshop with creative activity

11.45am — End of program

Please note: At least one caretaker must remain at CIMA for the entire duration of the program. While the children are engaged in their creative activity, caretakers are invited to enjoy an Italian coffee, read books from CIMA’s library, peruse newspapers or tour the exhibition with our scholars in residence.


Can I leave my child?

At least one caretaker must remain at CIMA for the entire duration of the program. We invite you to relax, enjoy an espresso, our exhibition and library during this time.

Will you have programs for other ages?

CIMA is expanding its family programs and will be posting new events and activities for additional age groups.

Please contact for any further questions.