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Museum day, just for kids

Kids of all ages are invited to the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art from noon4:30 p.m. Feb. 11 to unleash their creative energy while learning about the museum’s collection.

Hands-on art activities based on methods and materials addressed in the exhibition A Legacy of Friendship: Hans Bechtler’s Birthday Book will connect participants to the creative process. Children 5 and older can make one-of-a-kind, monoprint cards and glue-resist paintings influenced by artist Mark Tobey. Additional art projects will explore geometry, line and color through techniques used in the exhibition Geometry and Experimentation: European Art of the 1960s and 1970s.

Admission to Family Day is free for everyone under 18 years old; all others receive a discounted ticket price of $4. Museum members are free.

On Family Day, all children's merchandise in the museum store will be discounted 10 percent.


Throughout the Museum:

Family-focused tours at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Viewfinder sketching noon to 4:30 p.m. (pick up materials at front desk)

Scavenger hunt noon to 4:30 p.m. (pick up materials at front desk)


Artwork on view by John Motley Morehead STEM Academy students

Glue-resist painting noon to 4:30 p.m.


Optical art painting with colored tape 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Card making noon to 2 p.m.

Video Gallery:

Storytime and coloring activity at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 p.m.