Small World: Three Centuries of Childhood in the MOAS Collection

Edward E. and Jane B. Ford Gallery
Opening June 30, 2018 through August 19, 2018

This exhibition highlights children in everyday life through paintings, prints, and objects in the MOAS collection. They are shown at play, with a favorite pet, or in a formal portrait, along with objects such as dolls, toys, clothes, and many other things that would be considered miniature to the average-sized adult. Throughout the 18th to 19th centuries in Europe, the idea and significance of childhood and childhood experience changed. This exhibition will look at this phenomenon as reflected in the art from these centuries to the present. 

Photo Credit:

Marie-Eleonore Godefroid
French, 1778-1849
Prince Charles Lucien Murat, c. 1820
Oil on canvas

2024 Exhibit Sponsors
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.