Weekend Kid’s Pick

Free, kid-focused exhibits at the National Museum of the American Indian

This weekend get out of the heat for a few hours and take the kids to The National Museum of the American Indian (1 Bowling Green, between State and Whitehall streets). “Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian” includes a  range of art by natives of North, Central and South America and is part of a permanent exhibition including approximately 700 pieces spanning thousands of years. Children will see headdresses, 2,000-year-old duck decoys created by peoples in the Great Basin, elaborate masks from the Northwest Coast, and Olmec and Mayan carvings.

The exhibition is free and the museum is open 10-5 daily.

Gallery and Artist Studio Tour for Families Offered

The site-specific arts collective, No Longer Empty, will offer a LES gallery and artist studio tour for families on March 6th.  As part of the Family Programming for this year’s Armory Show, No Longer Empty will lead a tour in Chelsea as well as the LES. They write, “No Longer Empty wants the experience of studio visits to take people into the heart of the creative process.