Archive for May 7, 2009

ASU Art Museum: conquering summer boredom!

Family Exhibition and Family Fun Day 2009 at ASU Art Museum

Family Exhibition and Family Fun Day 2009 at ASU Art Museum

Where can you bring the kids this summer that’s fun, indoors, and isn’t going to cost you an arm and a leg?

Come to ASU Art Museum! The museum is always free and open to the public, and our annual summer family exhibition is getting ready to open next Saturday, May 16. There’s even free parking (on the northeast corner of Mill Avenue and 10th Street, just outside of our Ceramics Research Center). So you can afford to bring the kids and spend a day learning about and having fun with art.

We also have some great, FREE, family activities coming up in addition to the exhibition:

Saturday, June 6 and Saturday, August 1, join us for First Saturdays for Families. It actually happens the first Saturday of each month here in the museum. We offer hands-on activities that are perfect for kids 4-12 and totally free! No registration is required and all materials are provided free at the museum. And kids can keep their art projects, too. It’s a great way to get creative and have fun for a day!

July is special: the first Saturday is a holiday so the museum is closed, but the *second* Saturday is Family Fun Day! July 11, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., join us for hands-on activities, puppet show, an appearance by a KAET/Eight character, a reading area and great food-related information and art to go along with our family exhibition. All activities are free and there is no admission fee at ASU Art Museum. This is a really fun event that you won’t want to miss!

Family Fun Day is only once a year, but First Saturdays for Families is a monthly program, so mark your calendars and come on over. Don’t be bored this summer!

-diane

May 7, 2009 at 7:59 pm

change of seasons

changing exhibitions at ASU Art Museum

changing exhibitions at ASU Art Museum

Another iPhone photo as we get ready for the summer season. We’re sad to see the exhibition Breathing is Free leaving us, but there’s an audience waiting in Chicago so it’s being prepared for shipping. Our lead preparator, Stephen (noticeably absent for photos!) is working nonstop to change over galleries to the summer exhibitions. This gallery on the second floor is being readied for our summer family exhibition Food: Feast for the Eyes, which will be showing May 16 (that’s next Saturday!) – August 29, 2009.  

As always, our annual Family Fun Day (scheduled for Saturday, July 11!) is themed with the family exhibition, so expect lots of food, nutrition and health activities and fun stuff at this year’s event!

Also- if you haven’t yet seen Kurt Weiser’s exhibition Eden Revisited, this week is your last chance before it too travels to a new destination. The exhibition officially closes next Saturday, May 16, so come by to see some truly amazing ceramic art before it’s on its way!

Last chance for Kurt Weiser's exhibition Eden Revisited at ASU Art Museum

Last chance for Kurt Weiser's exhibition Eden Revisited at ASU Art Museum

 

-diane

May 7, 2009 at 6:53 pm


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