Kidding Around: Children in Art from Woodmere's Collection


About the Exhibition

For centuries, artists have been captivated by the miracle of childhood. This exhibition includes numerous portraits as well as depictions of children across a spectrum of activities, including climbing trees, playing with toys, enjoying tea parties, and eating cotton candy! All works in the show are from Woodmere’s collection, and interpretive materials and activities are designed to inspire conversations between children and their adults! Kidding Around is an enjoyable experience for the entire family.

Exhibition Related Events

Family Art & Storytelling in conjunction with Kidding Around: Children in Art from Woodmere's Collection 
Ages 3-5 with Adult  
Sundays, March 5, April 2, and May 7
11:00 a.m.-noon 
Instructor: Ginger Mimmo Rohlfing  
FREE (Preregistration is encouraged)

Introduce your preschoolers to art experiences. Children will focus on one artwork, read a related story picture book and create an art project with their adult companion. A fun and engaging way for young children to enjoy art.  


Kidding Around Saturday Artmaking Workshop in conjunction with Kidding Around: Children in Art from Woodmere’s Collection
Ages 6-9
Individual sessions available; meets 3 times total 
Saturdays, March 11, 18, and 25 
11:00 am - 12:30 pm 
Medium: Drawing
$30/session ($25/session Woodmere Family Member)
A fun series for children to use their imagination with artmaking projects inspired by Woodmere’s exhibition, Kidding Around: Children in Art from the Museum’s collection. Young artists will create artworks about their favorite places, toys, and times with friends, family, and pets and discover new ways to tell stories with paint, collage, and sculpture. 
Sharing Lenape Language, Culture, and Storytelling with Art from Kidding Around: Children in Art from Woodmere's Collection
Sunday, March 26 | 2PM

Join Adam Waterbear DePaul, Storykeeper of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania, to explore the exhibition, Kidding Around. We will look at artworks, listen to stories and learn about the Lenape language, the role of family members and community in the rearing of children, and the Lenape’s relationship to water. Registration is recommended. Please email:

The Little Circus Family Program, in conjunction with Kidding Around: Children in Art from Woodmere's Collection
Saturday, April 15
2:00 pm
$5/child; FREE for Family Members
Enjoy a captivating afternoon of aerial, trapeze, juggling, and tightwire artists from the Little Circus. This fun-loving performance is filled with humor and artistry for audiences of all ages. Children will be able to meet with the performers and learn some circus arts after the performance. 
Become a family member and come for FREE!