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Go ahead, take your kid to an art museum

Museums can inspire children, but they can also be an anxiety-producing with little hands around priceless works of art

Art museums are exciting places that can inspire children. But the experience can be nerve-racking for parents. Kids learn through sensory experience, so take notice of how they soak it all in. There’s the potential for a meltdown when you tell them to look — but not touch, taste or smell — any of the priceless art. Here’s a few ways to navigate the experience.

There are 11 references to real artwork in this comic. How many can you find and name?

Illustrated artwork inspired by: Roy Lichtenstein’s “Cheese Head”; Jackson Pollock’s “Untitled”; Edward Degas’ “The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer”; Alexander Calder’s “Mariposa”; Claes Oldenburg’s “Floor Burger”; Louise Bourgeois’ “Crouching Spider”; Niki de Saint Phalle’s “Structures for Life”; Bodys Isek Kingelez’s “City Dreams”; Robert Smithson’s “Map of Broken Glass (Atlantis)”; Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”; Marble statue of a member of the imperial family, 27 B.C.-A.D. 68.