Friday, April 17, 2009

MMOCA Adventures with Kids

Zowie. Madison Museum of Contempory Art offers the following Kids' Art Adventures. What a sneaky way to get kids to become art lovers! :)

Kids' Art Adventures

Kids’ Art Adventures invites families to make art together inspired by the MMoCA’s current exhibitions. Activities are planned for 6- to 10-year olds, but younger siblings are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a parent or other adult. Program participants should plan to meet promptly at 1 pm in MMoCA’s main lobby. Free.

Sunday, April 19 • 1–2:30 pm
After looking at Joan Snyder’s colorful print Requiem/Let Them Rest, on view as part of An Art of Inner Necessity, kids will combine words and images and explore the expressive use of color and line in this monoprinting workshop. Please note: Kids’ Art Adventures will take place on the third Sunday in April.

Sunday, May 17 • 1–2:30 pm
Kids and families will tour the exhibition Young at Art, which celebrates the work of young artists from the Madison Metropolitan School District. In the museum’s classroom, participants will then become curators of an exhibition of tiny paintings and sculptures that they make, and place these works in a tiny gallery that they construct.


Stop by the reception desk in the MMoCA lobby and ask for the MMoCAkids ArtPack, the museum’s new hands-on discovery kit for exploring art. Designed for families to use together, the ArtPack contains a variety of activities that promote observation and imaginative thinking about visual art. The kit is designed with flexibility in mind, allowing families to choose which activities to use and what to look at in the galleries. Adults accompanying children must leave identification to borrow ArtPacks.

The MMoCAkids ArtPack was developed by MMoCA’s Education Department and designed by Scott A. Pauli. Support for the program was provided by the Art League of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art.

(From the MMOCA website.) For more information, click here:

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