Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Library Launches Children's Program in Art Appreciation

Become an Art Detective!

Posted: September 4, 2014
Source: Malcolm McBryde
Job Title: Librarian
Phone: 269-349-7775 x3165
Email: malcomm@kiarts.org

For Immediate Release - The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts has added to its children's programming with "Become An Art Detective!," a monthly art appreciation club at the KIA Library. Designed for children 4-8 and their parent or grandparent, the free Saturday series started in September and continues the second Saturday of each month. The third installment is week it's November 8 at 11:15 am.

Art Detectives will teach kids how to look at and appreciate art through storytelling, guided looking, and hands-on experiences. The group will read a book together, look at art in the museum, and make a fun project to take home.

"Stealing What?" is the theme for this week. Kids will enjoy the book Art Dog by Thatcher Hurd, which chronicles the adventures of Art Dog, who's trying to find who stole the Mona Woofa from the Dogopolis Museum of Art. Featured Exhibition: Double Take.

The next gatherings will be December 13 and January 10.

Art Detectives is a new initiative by the Meader Fine Art Library and the KIA's Museum Education Department.

For more information, visit kiarts.org/library.