Stories in the Afternoon

Travel Tales

The Piazzetta, Venice, Looking North, early 1730s
Giovanni Antonio Canal called Canaletto
Italian, 1697-1768
Oil on canvas
29-7/8 x 47-1/8 in. (75.9 x 119.7 cm)
The Norton Simon Foundation

Travel Tales

Date: Sunday, November 03, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Educator: Museum Educator
Type: Stories in the Afternoon

Italian artists such as Canaletto were popular in the 18th century for creating beautiful renditions of Italian civic spaces. These paintings became souvenirs for the British nobility, who were eager to commemorate their travels abroad. Embark on your own cultural journey at the Museum, and commemorate it by creating a souvenir postcard.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | Free with admission. This activity is designed for families with children ages 4-8. | No reservations needed