Bring your kids to experience beautiful Laumeier Sculpture Park during Free Family Days this summer. Go on a tour of the grounds that includes many active explorations of the amazing outdoor art and create artwork with your kids to take home.
Each Free Family Day has a different theme:
► Sunday, July 20: Women Artists: Place, Presence and Perspective
Experience works by women artists who explore the relationship between contemporary art and the natural world. Then, you'll visit creative spaces with artworks inspired by nature and create your own art together. Family tours begin at 2 p.m. and hands-on art projects Family Fun Days activities are from 2 to 4 p.m.
► Sunday, August 17: Ecology: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore and Respect
Repurposing materials is the name of the game these days, so you'll learn about the many contemporary artists at Laumeier who are influenced by environmental concerns and use materials that are ephemeral, biodegradable, reused and/or recycled. Then, you and your kids can breathe life into old materials by using them in your own unique sculptural creations. Free family tours begin at 2 p.m., with handsom-art projects and Family Day fun continuing until 4 p.m.
► Friday, Sept. 5: Art and Nature during Feast in the Park
Take part in a fun visual tour and scavenger hunt offering a behind-the-scenes look at how large-scale sculptures are built and maintained at Laumeier Sculpture Park. Learn how natural phenomena and the environment effect the preservation and deterioration of the works of art. Then, experience "Feast for Your Eyes," as you explore and experiment with colors to create your own unique art. Feast in the Park with food trucks will be on site during this special Free Family Day too! Tours and activities begin at 5 p.m.
► Sunday, Oct. 5: Poetry in Motion: Art Moves!
View kinetic works of art and those with implied movement, including an installation from this fall's Kranzberg Exhibition Series. The whimsical installation inspires visitors to take a closer look at how art can amplify or reframe the beauty in nature. Then take part in "Art Moves," where you'll use the rhythm and movement surrounding us in nature and create a family-focused activity book featuring original drawings by Tom Huck, paired with fun learning activities about real insects, to take home.
More information: laumeier.org