Family Visitors

The Children's Art Education Center would like to provide a few secrets to help parents when you take your kids here for a visit, so that you can be a good facilitator and interactive participant, on your own and with ease.

Read the Map and Brochure before You Start

Taipei Fine Arts Museum offers many exhibitions and events with great depth and rich content. Sometimes it can be overwhelming. We recommend that you first go to the service desk on the basement level, pick up a map and introductory brochure, and find a place to sit, relax and read. Get a good understanding of the exhibitions and events on offer, and systematically plan your visit, based on your preferences, needs and time. Parents visiting with children can also take note of the locations of the facilities and services available for kids.

Do as You Like

During this visit, you can concentrate on a single exhibition, or even pay attention to just a handful of artworks. We encourage you to visit multiple times, and there's no hurry to see everything in all the exhibitions. Perhaps only a few of the works speak to you, or only a specific kind of exhibition catches your eye. Ultimately, only by absorbing things according to how you feel, at your own pace, will you be able to truly enjoy this conversation with art.

Capture Some Precious Memories

We do welcome you to take pictures inside the Children's Art Education Center, to leave a record of the precious moments you share with your children as they grow up. However, to protect the original artworks and maintain the quality of people's visits, please avoid using flash.

Be Your Child's Best Tour Guide

When you interpret a work of modern or contemporary art, no answer is right or wrong. The answer is waiting for everyone to conjure on their own, by discussing it together. The Children's Art Education Center encourages you to consider an exhibition visit as a time of family sharing. We recommend that you and your children observe the works on display and, with the hints provided in the brochures and learning sheets, join together in finding and creating the meanings that are possible in the art. Mutual discussion will help clarify each person's thinking, and nurture the ability to interpret art independently.

Recognize the Importance of Resting and Chatting

After viewing an exhibition or taking part in an activity, you can choose one of the nearby spaces with a relaxing atmosphere and have a rest. For instance, you can return to the Center's Interactive Area, or visit the Restaurant or the Dining and Recreation Area. Sit down, chat with your companions, and allow the day's experiences to settle in your mind. Sharing your feelings with your friends will help you understand the exhibition or event, and confirm your own life experiences and encounters. Ultimately, it is just as important as gaining knowledge about art.

Make Good Use of Learning Resources

If you do not need to make any special advance arrangements for your visit, we recommend that you directly use the learning resources we have developed. In addition to our map and exhibition brochures, we also offer backpack kits, audio guides and family tours, so you can gain intimate access to every dimension of the Museum's exhibitions.

Get Involved in Activities

By directly experiencing art, by making art with your own hands, you and your child can gain a much deeper understanding of artists' creative ideas. At an art museum you not only can see art and interact with it, but even actively make art. We design learning activities in conjunction with our exhibitions, and you can flexibly select the activity that's right for you and your child, depending on your interests and your schedule.

Decide for Yourself How to View Art

There is definitely more than one way to read a work of art. Some people focus on little details, like color or structure. Some like to learn about the history of how the artist made the art, or they may get to know an artwork through its subject matter. Some people prefer to browse quickly, taking in an overall impression of the whole exhibition. How to view art is a decision each person makes for themselves. Different companions will make us see each visit from a different angle, and make each museum experience yield different fruits. Choose the way of viewing that makes you happiest. Shift your focus from understanding the art itself to allowing the art to stimulate how you think about life.

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