Valentine's Day at the Museum
February 14 (Sunday)
Valentine’s Day at the Museum
Celebrate the day with friends and family! Enjoy performances and discussions about how the arts, from throughout the ages and in all cultures, have discussed, presented, and advocated for expressions of the heart.
Admission to the Museum is free every Sunday thanks to our generous sponsors CrossAmerica Partners and the Gadomski Foundation, and all activities today are free.
The Symbols of Love and Romance
Love is everywhere at the Museum! Bring the kids to learn how different artists use symbols of love and romance in their artwork, such as hearts, doves, roses, and swans. You can create your own "Vintage Valentines" in 2D or 3D, too. Top it off with a Treasure Hunt through the galleries to find the symbols of love and romance together.
Five different works. Five different approaches to a definition of love. Five creative expressions that will astonish you. All brought to life by five of our most creative actors and volunteers in costume portraying a work of art from our collection and presenting their themes of love, both sacred and profane. The choice of artwork will surprise you, the stories of love and desire will amaze you, the discussion may make you blush but it will intrigue you! Hosted by the Society of the Arts.
Studio of Frans Snyders (1579-1657), Game Stall at Market (detail), 1625/37, oil on canvas. Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1961