@ the Museum: Kids Summer Edition 2015

August 14, 2015

Hello, hello….Friday is here and this is the last of Kids Summer Edition 2015 for At the Museum. Here in my area, the kids started school Monday. Yes, that early! While some areas in the US, the kids start later in the month. Let’s take a look at two museums for the kids and everyone else.

from their websites:

All our programs in the Education Department strive to instill a love for learning. Whether it is with a group of energetic preschoolers or a seated tour for seniors, an art camp for elementary students or an opera class, training for docents or designing curriculum-based tours for students, all Education Department energy goes toward providing opportunities for visitors to be active learners, to make personal discoveries, to explore new and different worlds. For more information, call the Education Department at 529-2701.


Katherine Cox
Director of Education
George Lanham
Education Coordinator
Cindy Dearborn
Museum and Schools Coordinator


Huntington Museum of Art / 2033 McCoy Road / Huntington, WV 25701 / (304).529.2701 fax: (304).529.7447


Summer Art Camp
Students will explore classical art traditions and contemporary art concepts while experimenting with a variety of art media to create original works of art. Inspired by gallery visits, the museum landscape, and layers of art history, students will enjoy a summer filled with art.
Due to the popularity of the Museum’s Summer Art Camp program, all classes require advance registration and payment. Class sizes are limited to 20 students per session.


Art Spot: art_spot

Join us Saturday mornings in the Museum’s Golding-Scher Classroom for Art Spot. The free drop-in program offers children and families a chance to share a creative moment making art projects inspired by works of art on display in the galleries. There is a different facilitator-guided project each week designed by art instructors to be fun and fulfilling for all ages.
Every Saturday 11:00am – 2:00pm. Free. No registration required.
Other kids and family activities include:
  • Family Days
  • Military Appreciation Day
  • Gallery Activity Cards
  • Art Space
Tampa Museum of Art / 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza / Tampa, FL 33602 / (813) 274-8130 /


For more information, all you have to do is click on the museum websites. I hope all the kids enjoyed their summer this year. Time for them to get started for a new school year. I hope everyone enjoyed their summer as well. Keep bringing your kids to museums to get their creativity going. Enjoy the rest of your Friday and be blessed.


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Editor’s Desk: August 2015

August 1, 2015

Volume 2 / Number 8

Hello everybody! The eight month of the year has arrived. To me August is when Summer is beginning to slow down to a close, pretty soon the kids will be back to school. Speaking of that, this month will be the last to show the At the Museum Kids Summer Guide.

Not too much going on this month, because maybe we’re just catching up from the lazy days of Summer. Saulius is still Shadowbox’s Summer Spotlight Artist. The post is still available for you to get to know this up and coming artist. Expect to see lots of ongoing calls to artists, conferences, residencies for this month. Be on the look out for some good reading, because I’m adding books to the mix. There will be some additions coming to the site soon so don’t be alarmed. It’s all apart of getting Shadowbox to grow into something bigger and better.

There is also more films to be added as well as photography. Hopefully there will be short stories and other good things in the mix. It will take some time to get it all straightened out so please be patient. A few announcements will be made soon. I always try to keep my readers in the know about what’s going on. Goodbye July, hello August!

If you want to know more about Saulius, just click his name to see his website.

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Editor’s Desk: July 2015

July 2015

Volume 2 / Number 7

Hey there! June has slipped by and we are now in the seventh month of the year, July. What’s the best thing about Summer? Spending time with family. This is the time where we have family reunions. We want to get to know other parts of our roots right? Family is that. We need to make sure we connect to our roots, to keep each other in touch. I experienced that when I went to a funeral for my first cousin in South Carolina over the weekend.

Family is the focus for this month and what better place than to look at museums. At the Museum Kids Summer Edition for this year is at the peak. We’re looking high and wide for what kids and families can look forward to at their local museums.

For those of you who may not have read last week’s announcement post, I’ve decided to make a Summer Spotlight Artist Feature. Saulius is this summer’s spotlight artist and will continue through August.

Check out Alabama Shakes for Music Scene. Great band, great sound, all around good music! There will be updates here and there. I will post on residencies soon. So please be on the look out.

If you have any plans this summer, it wouldn’t hurt to spend it with family and of course to have some you time as well.

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