Alfred Eisenstaedt: Two teenagers sit againtst a wall sketching in the Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, Ohio, 1939.    Found in the LIFE archive.

Two teenagers sit againtst a wall sketching in the Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, Ohio, 1939 by Alfred Eisenstaedt

Should children run wild in art galleries and museums?

Should children run wild in art galleries and museums?

New research suggests that children learn best when allowed to zoom about – but what about everyone else? Michelle Warwicker weighs the arguments.

Student nurses in the amphitheatre of the Roosevelt Hospital, New York City, by Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1938

Student nurses in the amphitheater, Roosevelt Hospital, New York City, 1938 -- Alfred Eisenstaedt

george-s-zimbel--matt-at-moma-1960s.jpg

Rota, American Museum of Natural History , 1960 Visitors looking at Project Mercury Capsule, National Air Museum, 1961 .

Women admiring a painting at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, August 1943 Ph. Wallace Kirkland

Women admiring a painting at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, August 1943 Ph.

Museum and children (Erdinç Bakla archive)

© Alécio de Andrade, Musée du Louvre, Paris ---- sometimes I think kids have a better understanding of art than the majority of adults

Paris, 1947 - Love in the Louvre

Paris, 1947 - Love in the Louvre

My favorite picture of my grandparents. My grandfather had just got back from war. - Imgur

My favorite picture of my grandparents. My grandfather had just got back from war.

Caption: "My favorite picture of my grandparents. My grandfather had just got back from war." <<< Not my grandparents, but a sweet picture nonetheless

Daniel Arnold

Strategic framing from street photographer Arnold Daniel at the MET Museum. (people at museum)

Arthur Pollock

Arthur Pollock , Delivering a dinosaur to the Boston Museum of Science, 1984

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