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Ever Experienced an Art M(you)SEEum?

Contact: Danielle Hinson

Photo of horse created by child in Art M(you)SEEum
The work pictured is a new museum acquisition titled "EastWest" by Deborah Butterfield.

Slated from 2 to 4 p.m. May 31 and June 14, the program is free and open to the first 16 children ages of 8 through 12 to register. Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Art M(you)SEEum Experience. Reserve a space by calling (859) 257-8151.

 

May 14, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- Children, ages 8 to12, will be given the opportunity to experience the University of Kentucky Art Museum in a truly unique fashion on May 31 and June 14.

Kimberly Smock, an art education major in the College of Fine Arts, in conjunction with art education professor George Szekely, has created a program that allows children to take part in every aspect of an art museum, The Kids Art M(you)SEEum Experience.

Activities begin with kids making a “video camera” to take on a tour of the museum. During the tour, which includes the current exhibit “Magic, Mystery and Materials: Treasures from the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art,” the children will discuss and mentally photograph various works of art that they like.

Once the tour is completed, everyone will choose a favorite work of art and dive into a swimming pool to create an inspirational “photo” of that work. Each photo will be created using felt, stickers, pencils and various papers.

In true museum fashion, when they have completed their photo, there will be an artist’s reception where the children will display their works of art for family and friends.

“The Kid's Art M(you)SEEum Experience adds an element of fun and exploration that is sure to make our young visitors’ experiences more enjoyable and lasting,” said Deborah Borrowdale-Cox, curator of education at the UK Art Museum.

Slated from 2 to 4 p.m. May 31 and June 14, the program is free and open to the first 16 children ages of 8 through 12 to register. Parents are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Art M(you)SEEum Experience. Reserve a space by calling (859) 257-8151.


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