What could be more fun than story time and art? At a recent Picture and Pages program, these cute kiddos enjoyed both! Children (ages 4 to 6), along with a parent or favorite adult, enjoyed reading Cock-a-Doodle Moooo! A Mixed-Up Menagerie by Keith DuQuette. Next, these curious young art lovers embarked on a gallery exploration to discuss artworks with animals in the Museum’s permanent collection.
Summer fun is in full swing at the Kimbell! In addition to our regular summer camps and drop-in studios designed for older children, we have enjoyed meeting families who stop by to explore our new interactive space for little ones (ages 5 and younger).
Focusing on a single theme or idea during your family visit is a great way to keep everyone excited and focused. We tend to like broad or simple themes. They generate more options in the galleries and appeal to more people.
Animals are a favorite, and why not? Who doesn’t love furry dogs, colorful birds, or sleek horses? (And in an allergy-free environment, no less!)
Planning a family visit to the Kimbell? Looking at art together promises unlimited possibilities for adult and children of all ages and interests . . .
“Wow—that statue is how old?”
“Look, a train station. When do we get to ride a train again? Do you think this train has a loud whistle? Woot, woot!”
Picnics, cartwheels, and lots of photography! This is what we’ve witnessed between the Kahn Building and Piano Pavilion as visitors have really been taking advantage of the beautiful green spaces around the Kimbell campus. Our outdoor sculptures are also enjoying attention, so we’ve taken the opportunity to host some studio programs focusing on large-scale public art.
Here are a few topics we discussed:
What happens when a museum grows and an education department expands? You create a blog to showcase all of it happening!
Welcome to the Kimbell’s very first education blog. We envision this as a space for sharing some of the thoughts and processes that define how we approach learning experiences in the Museum’s galleries and studios. We also hope that it will become a place where others find inspiration for their interactions with art and art making.
Exploring new possibilities