Do you feel intimidated in art museums? Does art appreciation seem like a foreign language to you? Do you want to view visual arts more intelligently?

The visual arts are fascinating links to the past, refreshing sources of beauty, and ways of seeing the world through other people's eyes. However, art appreciation and art museums can often seem confusing and intimidating.

You may believe that you can't understand or appreciate art without formal training. You may get hung up on the bewildering array of movements and styles. You may not know where to start when trying to interpret art you see. Or perhaps you've studied art history before but were turned off by jargon, ponderous prose, and overly-complex arguments. However, it doesn't have to be this way.

At The Art Museum Insider, I don't believe that you need any in-depth training or an art history degree to have a meaningful experience at a museum or gallery. All you need are a few simple tools, and you can learn them right here.

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I'm Alexandra Kiely, an art historian based in the United States. I love art and wholeheartedly believe in its ability to enrich every person's life.

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Art Appreciation Activities for All Ages

Click below to sign up for emails and receive a handout with nine fun art appreciation activities for all ages. These games and challenges will help you connect with artworks and practice key art appreciation skills in the process.