Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Family-Friendly Museum Visits

Notes from the Museum's Education Director,
Deborah Borrowdale-Cox

When you picture an afternoon in the Museum what words come to mind? What do you think you would hear?  During Family Fun Day at the Art Museum, the quiet calm you might associate with art-viewing was wonderfully absent as visitors young and old enjoyed the art.

Taking photography as theme, families created cameras to take imaginary photographs, took “selfies” in the gallery, framed collages with slide mounts, and captured the day’s events and feelings in a portrait session with a professional photographer. We hunted for works of art, guided by rhyming clues, and snacked on (mostly) healthy treats.  Music filled the air, provided by UK’s String Ticklers, a band whose sounds brought to life images of the bluegrass.  Fun, activity, music, and imagination were the order of the day.

Art comes to us through many paths. Plan a family-friendly visit to the Museum soon, and see what is new for you to discover and enjoy. 

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