What is Contemporary Art? A Guide for Children and Families 

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Sunday 23 September | 12pm–1pm

Sisters Jacky and Suzy Klein look at everything from unusual materials to innovative techniques, secret identities to soup cans, bright lights to bold ideas, in an interactive talk that explores the wonderful world of contemporary art. They invite children and families to respond to, question and enjoy some of the most exciting art of our time.

Their book, What is Contemporary Art? A Guide for Children, was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York and published by Thames & Hudson, and has been translated into eight languages.

Extended bios

Jacky Klein is an art historian, writer and broadcaster. She has contributed to a range of programmes for BBC television and radio, Bloomberg TV, Christie's and the Art Fund, and co-presented Britain’s Lost Masterpieces’ for BBC4. Having worked as a commissioning editor for art books at Thames & Hudson and Phaidon, she now oversees Tate’s art and children’s books. She has written and co-written several books about art and artists, including Grayson Perry.

Suzy Klein is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. She currently hosts Radio 3’s most listened-to programme, Essential Classics – weekdays between 9 and 12. She also writes and presents documentaries and events for BBC television, as well as fronting live global cinema broadcasts from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

What is contemporary art? A Children's Guide cover image by Jacky Klein and Suzy Klein
What is contemporary art? A Children's Guide cover image by Jacky Klein and Suzy Klein

Banner image: Jacky Klein and Suzy Klein