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Kids and Families

Kids and their families have so much to explore at the BMA! Travel to faraway lands, make history come alive, and discover the world of art together in our galleries and family spaces. From family tours and art activities to cultural celebrations on special Family Days, there’s always something new to do. Make plans to visit during one of our many family programs, or stop by anytime for free fun in Bart’s ArtVenture and Bart’s Lair Under the Stairs.

Bart's ArtVenture Drop-in Portraiture Workshop

Bart’s ArtVenture Drop-in Portraiture Workshop

July 29, 2017

Please join us in Bart’s ArtVenture for a free family-friendly, drop-in art-making activity on portraiture on July 29 from 10:30am-1:00pm. Learn about drawing portraits from local artist Hannah Adamson, and view her new collaborative portrait installation in Bart’s ArtVenture. After

Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa

Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa

June 17, 2017

Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

This month, Bart has selected Zomo the Rabbit: A Trickster Tale from West Africa by Gerald McDermott.

African Heritage Festival

African Heritage Festival

June 17, 2017

Join us on June 17th as we celebrate the vibrant traditions of African culture and the Museum’s African Art gallery. This family-oriented festival will feature art-making activities, dance, and music!

Art Cart

Art Cart

May 28, 2017

Drop in for an art making activity that is facilitated by Teen BMA and ArtVenture staff! Art activities are inspired by artwork that is currently on display. After you make your own work of art, go check out the original

Art Cart

Art Cart

May 21, 2017

Drop in for an art making activity that is facilitated by Teen BMA and ArtVenture staff! Art activities are inspired by artwork that is currently on display. After you make your own work of art, go check out the original

The Empty Pot

The Empty Pot

May 20, 2017

Bart’s Books is a storytelling program for children ages 4-7. Bart selects a new book and related work of art each month that he thinks kids will enjoy.

This month, Bart has selected The Empty Pot by Demi.

Material Exploration, 1-5 Grade Class, Session II

Material Exploration, 1-5 Grade Class, Session II

May 20, 2017

Enhance your child’s creativity through an exploration of art materials and creative techniques. Develop fine motor skills and learn about different cultures and art making processes while having fun creating art! Material Exploration Session II will have different art projects

Art Cart

Art Cart

May 14, 2017

Drop in for an art making activity hosted by Teen BMA and ArtVenture staff! Art activities are inspired by artwork that is currently on display. After you make your own work of art, check out the original piece in the gallery! Art

Material Exploration, 1-5 Grade Class, Session II

Material Exploration, 1-5 Grade Class, Session II

May 13, 2017

Enhance your child’s creativity through an exploration of art materials and creative techniques. Develop fine motor skills and learn about different cultures and art making processes while having fun creating art! Material Exploration Session II will have different art projects