Art for the Spooky Season

This year’s Spooky Season is more a continuation of the “Stay Home Season,” so here are a few virtual Halloween art activities to enjoy from the comfort of your own house.

Edward Okun, Vivitur Ingenio Caetera Mortis Erunt (The University of Arizona Museum of Art)

Halloween Tour of the National Gallery of Art. (Adults only, $15.)

The tour includes “highlights, historical showstoppers” and discussions of the symbols, stories, and background found in each piece.

Halloween with the Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art. (All Ages, Free. Reservations required.)

The museums’ artworks come to life as you trick-or-treat through the galleries, meet friendly costumed characters, solve riddle challenges, engage in close-looking activities, and more.

Virtual Art Trivia Happy Hour, The University of Arizona Museum of Art (Adults. Free. Reservations required.)

Join the museum on Zoom for a Halloween-themed round of Virtual Art Trivia Happy Hour. Costumes encouraged!

Create a Pinch Pot inspired by Yayoi Kusama’s Pumpkin with Hirschhorn. (All ages. Free.)

In this hands-on art activity, you’ll learn how to sculpt and paint a simple pumpkin pot.

Learn about “Scary Art” with the Cleveland Museum of Art. (Middle-schoolers. Free.)

This structured distance learning program features goblins, witches, and more. Students will explore work by Francisco Goya, Salvator Rosa, and Albert Pinkham Ryder, and discuss topics like superstition in the 1600s, and the Salem witch trials.

Seasonal and Spooky Virtual Art Hop

Misti Keasler, “Haunt.” This amazing series by photographer Misti Keasler examines the humanity of haunted houses and other typically scary scenes.

Reality Reassembled: The Halloween Paintings of Peter Paone. View selections from this 2019 exhibition at Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art in Chadd’s Ford, PA explore’s Paone’s view of “Halloween as a ‘day of denial,’ one in which people have the freedom to adopt different personas that often reflect their inner desires.”

Here’s a spooky art round-up on My Modern Met.

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