Thursday Summer Fun

Thursday Summer Fun is back! Starting on June 13 and continuing through July, spend Thursday afternoons at the Museum exploring the galleries and making original creations.

This program is free for children. Recommended for families with children ages 4–10.

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Artful Suncatchers

Thursday, June 13, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Explore artistic expressions of nature in the collections and go outside into the Sculpture Garden to observe nature, art and even the bugs that live in the garden. Then create art-inspired suncatchers in the shape of bugs, and take your art home to hang in a special place.

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Thursday, June 20, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Explore games in the collections, from the ancient Indian game of chess to kolf, a precursor to golf from the Netherlands. Then design a puzzle game of your own.

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Celestial Mounts

Thursday, June 27, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Hindu deities have celestial mounts or vahanas, animals used as modes for transportation. Learn about the vahanas of Ganesha, Vishnu and Shiva. Then design an animal mount of your own that moves on wheels.

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Pop-Up Summer

Thursday, July 11, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Hop on a boat, roam through a garden or swim in a splash of color—view paintings that might inspire an ideal summer day and create a pop-up card to celebrate the season.

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Color Expressions

Thursday, July 18, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

Explore how colors have been used from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Create a mixed-media artwork full of color.

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Thursday, July 25, 1:00–3:00 p.m.

View prints of trains, ships and airplanes by William Crutchfield and build your own fantastical vehicle using new and recycled materials.

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