2020 has been a tough year—there’s no doubt about it. And while serious conversations and self-reflections are good, important, and necessary, we are reminded that we must remember to refresh and re-energize ourselves after changes both big and small. We are reminded that we must remember to play.
To bring a sense of fun and whimsy to your day, we’ve compiled a selection of artworks from our collection that explore themes of sport and competition, theater and dance, daydreaming and make-believe. Enjoy these depictions of dreamscapes, a polo match, children at play, a rousing game of checkers, and more, and let them inspire you to inject some playful moments into your daily life.
FROM THE COLLECTION
European Children Playing Games (1870) by Utagawa Yoshikazu
Utagawa Yoshikazu, European Children Playing Games, 1870. Woodblock print. Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Read Mullan.