MSU Broad Art Museum to Host Special Family Day Event

The Eli and Edythe Broad Museum of Art will host a special Family Day event on August 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The museum generally hosts family days on the first Saturday of each month.

“We call it Family Day because we encourage intergenerational experiences,” said the Museum’s Director of Education, Michelle Word. “But we also know that family means coming with friends – it means all sorts of things.”

Each family day, the museum has a different theme, which correlates with the works of art displayed in the gallery. The August 6 theme includes nature, the color green, and growth.

“We’re thinking about all the different ways artists draw inspiration from the natural world,” Word said. “The color green is our feature of the day.”

Visitors will be invited to participate in artistic activities and collaborations, such as making plantable sculptures, drawing a large mural and making green cyanotype photographs.

Among the works of art presented by the museum will be many nature-inspired landscapes and the exhibition entitled “History Told Slant” – the museum’s effort to have a more inclusive view of the history of the art.

Word said many communities don’t have extensive opportunities for arts education in schools due to a lack of funding, so it’s important to make it accessible and free.

“I think bringing families and community together is really important,” Word said. “All of our programs are built around always having moments of collaboration…We think that’s really at the heart of what should be part of any vibrant community, which is opportunities to express and learn from others.”

All ages are welcome to participate in family days. However, visitors must pre-register on the museum’s website to guarantee their place.

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