June 24, 2009
"Art Explorers" to entertain, teach children about Missouri history
Parents and children are invited to take a trip back in time through “Art Explorers: Discovering George Caleb Bingham’s Missouri” at The State Historical Society of Missouri from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2009. This interactive program will help children learn about Missouri’s cultural and artistic past through the famed works of George Caleb Bingham and give participants hands-on experience with replica clothing, toys, and other objects from the period, 1810-1880.
Attendees will help Society Art Curator Joan Stack pack a suitcase for a trip back to the 1800s, using Bingham’s paintings as a guide for deciding if an object fits with the time period. Each child will also decorate an “explorer’s telescope” to take home as a memento of the experience.
“Art Explorers” is designed for children in kindergarten through fifth grade, with at least one accompanying adult for every two participants. Admission is $5 per child, with no cost for adults. The program is free to Society member families. Registration is required by July 8 and can be made by calling the Society at (573) 882-7083.
posted @ 12:29 PM
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