ART IS A FORM OF EXPLORATION, OF SAILING OFF INTO THE UNKNOWN ALONE, HEADING FOR THOSE UNMARKED PLACES ON THE MAP. IF CHILDREN ARE NOT PERMITTED—NOT TAUGHT—TO BE ADVENTURERS AND EXPLORERS AS CHILDREN, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE WORLD OF ADVENTURE, OF STORIES, OF LITERATURE, OF ART ITSELF?
—MICHAEL CHABON, THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, JULY 16, 2009
Museum Education Makes Art Fun for children and grown-up children as well. For scholars and academics, for you and me and the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker—or is it the soap maker like Gracie’s Mom.
Image by Grace Anderson, age 9
Family Day is a day where children of all ages and adults come together to work on projects that help us understand the Museum exhibit or learn about techniques and materials. It takes place on the last Saturday of the month during the school year, from 10 am to noon, unless otherwise noted. Drop in or stay the entire time. There is no admission, although donations to cover materials are always welcome. Parking is free.
January 26, 2013
February 23, 2013
March 23, 2013
April 27, 2013
May, June, July, August NO FAMILY DAY
Family Day is made possible by Xcel Energy who demonstrates their commitment to our community through charitable contributions and volunteer time.
Family Day is funded in part by the North Dakota Humanities Council, a nonprofit, independent state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
SUMMER ART CAMP
Summer Art Camps are a time for imaginations to run wild. Students will have the time of their lives creating and imagining alongside professional artists. Each week brings a different artist with new themes and projects. Students learn to develop an artwork based upon everyday experiences using the basic elements of art. No art experience is needed.