Families and Children

Family Programs
All events are free and open to the public, and are appropriate for children in grades K-8 and their families. All events start in the Cast Gallery, unless otherwise stated.

Programs

Fall 2015-Summer 2016

All events at Mizzou North, at the corner of Garth and the Business Loop (115 Business Loop 70W) unless otherwise stated

Fall & Winter/Spring Programs  

September 26, Saturday 1-3pm National Museum Day in conjunction with the Smithsonian Lots of activities for all ages!

October 17, Saturday 1-3pm International Archaeology Day in conjunction with the American Institute of Archaeology   Lots of activities for all ages! 

November 14, Saturday 1-3 Family Event: Hold Everything! View the vessels in the Museum’s galleries. How were these vessels formed and in what different ways could the shapes have been used? Limit two children per accompanying adult. Preregistration required 882-3591

February 13, Saturday 1-3 Family Event: Experimenting with Color Explore the spectrum of colors in the Museum’s galleries, then experiment with some techniques to create your own colorful works of art. Limit two children per accompanying adult. Preregistration required 882-3591

March 18-20, Friday through Sunday Art in Bloom Mid-Missouri florists design and create fresh-cut floral arrangements inspired by art works in the Museum’s collections.

March 19, Saturday Art in Bloom for Kids Children’s Workshop SESSIONS BETWEEN 1:00–3:30pm Participants will create their own arrangements with real flowers.  (Preregistration BEFORE MARCH 15, 882-3591) Drop-ins on a space available basis. Limit two children per accompanying adult.

April 9, Saturday 1-3 Family Event: Artists’ Visions We’ll look at examples of works by artists in special exhibitions in the Museum and then make our own art, inspired by these. Limit two children per accompanying adult. Preregistration required 882-3591

May 14, Saturday 1-3 Family Event: Landscapes After viewing landscapes in the Museum, we will try our hand at our own landscapes, using a variety of media. Limit two children per accompanying adult Preregistration required 882-3591

Summer Programs 2016

Meet in the Cast Gallery on the first floor of Mizzou North. 2pm-4pm. Limit two children per accompanying adult.  Pre-registration required, 882–3591

Thursday, June 16: Kids Series: World of Art Art Rocks! 
We’ll look at examples of works of art that incorporate stone, then decorate our own rocks.

June 20-24: Kids Dig Art! Summer Camp at the Museum of Art and Archaeology 9-1pm Monday-Friday  Meet in the Cast Gallery each day

Thursday, July 7 Kids Series: World of Art Pyramid Power
Learn about Egyptian burial practices from the artifacts on view in the Museum. Then create an Egyptian artifact to take home

Thursday, July 14:  Kids Series: World of Art Books, Tablets, Manuscripts, and Scrolls
Words can be found in many different places. We will view some of those in the Museum and then make our own altered book.

Thursday, July 21 Kids Series: World of Art Stories in Quilts 
We will learn about the artist Faith Ringgold, who creates vibrant, exciting art influenced by quilts and African-American history and literature. Afterwards, create your own fabric work of art or make a paper quilt. 

Thursday, July 28 Kids Series: World of Art Masks in the Museum 
Explore the world of masks in the Museum, from different cultures and times. Learn about the function of masks in general and why people all over the globe use them. Then decorate your own mask. 

Thursday, August 4 Kids Series: World of Art Picasso 
The artist Pablo Picasso was influenced by many different kinds of art, as well as how he inspired other artists. Then create a Picasso-style work of art of your own.

Event Cancellation Policy

The Museum of Art and Archaeology reserves the right to cancel events due to poor weather, low registration, or other unforeseen events. Please provide a contact number when registering for educational programs in order to be notified promptly.

 

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Mizzou North
115 Business Loop 70 West
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Phone: 573-882-3591

Hours:
Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday, Noon-4pm
Closed on Mondays and University holidays

"I still remember the feeling of awe and disbelief when I was alone and walked in the room with those casts." --Ruth Tofle, chair of architecture, winner of the 2013 distinguished faculty award from the MU Alumni Association