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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.

Family Tour: Wedgwood

Family Tour: Wedgwood

July 2, 2016

Join Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Wedgwood: Did you know that the BMA has the largest collection of Wedgwood outside of England? Explore the classical designs found on these stunning porcelain beauties!

Caribbean Festival

Caribbean Festival

June 11, 2016

Caribbean Festival in Linn Park, 11:00 – 6:00 with Museum Family Activities 10:00 – 3:00

The Museum is proud to partner with the 5th Annual Caribbean Festival in Linn Park, a day of celebration featuring Caribbean food, music, costumes, and more. Just across the street from Linn Park, the Museum will offer family-friendly activities, including make-your-own musical instruments, a flag-making art activity, and a chance to meet live animals native to the Caribbean. Look for our tents outside the Museum’s front entrance!

Robe, Uzbekistan, Ikat-dyed silk or cotton, Loan from the Collection of Peggy Slappey. 82.2013

Color My World: Ikat

June 4, 2016

Join Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

I spy with my little eye… all the colors of the rainbow! Explore color, pattern, texture, and shape in Ikat garments from Uzbekistan.

Bart's Books

Bart’s Books

April 16, 2016

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 Mary Lynn Ray’s Mud.

Bart’s Books is sponsored by Publix Super Market Charities.

Family Tour Cancelled

April 2, 2016

Please note that the family tour scheduled for Saturday, April 2 has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please feel free to visit Bart’s ArtVenture to create a totem pole at the Art Bar and ask our Bart’s ArtVenture attendants about a scavenger hunt through the galleries!

Bart's Books

Bart’s Books

March 19, 2016

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 Listening Walk by Paul Showers and Aliki.

Bart’s Books is sponsored by Publix Super Market Charities.

Holi Festival

Holi Festival

March 12, 2016

The Museum and ICS are thrilled to host Holi, the Indian celebration of color for the sixth year in a row! Last year, over 2,000 people came out to enjoy classical Indian and Bollywood style dancing and music, food, storytelling, art-making, and gallery exploration.

The Museum has one of the largest collections of Asian art in the Southeast, so there is plenty to see! The day ends with a huge celebration outside to play Holi, which involves the throwing of powdered colors, a traditional part of Holi celebrations. Make sure to wear something you don’t mind having to wash! There is truly something for everyone.

Family Tour: Art Safari

Family Tour: Art Safari

March 5, 2016

Join Museum educators to explore the galleries in a fun, interactive experience! Discover Bart the Art Bat’s favorite artworks during these FREE, drop-in tours. After your tour, visit Bart’s ArtVenture to make an art project inspired by what you saw. What will you discover?

Art Safari: Hunt for animals, real and imaginary, as they appear in artworks from a variety of cultures and time periods! Discover how people use images of animals symbolically and as decoration for everyday objects.