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Join the party in this video from the Children’s Video Tour! In Jan Steen’s painting “The Dancing Couple,” two figures dance, surrounded by people playing music, eating, drinking, and celebrating. Despite all of the merriment, there is a mess on the floor; did you notice the bucket with spilled flowers, broken eggshells, and an overturned barrel? Steen’s paintings often included such details as moral reminders to the viewer, warning not to be overly silly or wild. On view in the West Building, Gallery 46. http://www.nga.gov/fcgi-bin/tinfo_f?object=1220 ----- Find the Children's Video Tour at http://www.nga.gov/education/timetravel/index.shtm

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