Go Fish for Modern Art

“Go Fish” is a classic card game and a rite of passage into family game nights. You can “go fish” for fish, animals, princessesletters, but why not fish for art?

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We enjoy this “Go Fish” edition by Birdcage Press.  I like that it includes multiple works by each artist.  In the future, it will allow the game to be a more active lesson about the movements and approaches within modern art.  Right now, it challenges them to memorize the works.  The pairs are color coded and numbered for pre-readers.  You don’t need to be familiar with the artists to play. It includes a pamphlet with accessible information about each artist. The  artists included in the Modern Art deck are Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Edward Hopper, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Roy Lichtenstein, Franz Marc, and Wayne Thiebaud. To be honest, I’m more motivated by not looking at boring illustrations than I am teaching them Art History at age two. But this does not stop me from talking to them about Chagall and Hopper during the game.


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