Family Fun Day at The Frost Art Museum 8/22/09

The Frost Art Museum Presents Family Fun Day

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University presents the first Family Fun Day, August 22 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

“We hope families from across the country will come toher in a creative and positive environment and enjoy all the free family opportunities The Frost Art Museum has to offer,” said Dr. Carol Damian, Director & Chief Curator.

The fun-filled afternoon is designed for the entire family and it includes fun activities for families including mask-making, portraiture, face paintings, creative games, music, and light snacks. There will be different stations set up around the open café area for the children and families to create their artwork. Visitors can also tour the exhibits including Genetic Portraits by Nela Ochoa and Because I Say So from the Scholl Sculpture Collection.

Families and visitors are able to explore the new Kenan-Flagler Discovery Gallery which was ranked by Miami New Times as the “Best Place for Kids to Unleash Their Creativity.” The Family Discovery Gallery is designed to be an interactive space where children of all ages try new things as they practice sharing, learning new skills and developing self-directed exploration. Guests are able to explore this state-of-the-art Discovery Gallery which consists of 13 stations including the computer-based display, Picture Yourself, where a camera takes an image of a person’s face and reproduces it on a touch screen.

What: Family Fun Day at The Frost Art Museum
Where: The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU
10975 sw 17th Street
Miami, FL 33199
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

The Frost Museum opened its current 46,000-square-foot state of the art building in November 2008. Over 17,000 people have visited The Museum in its new building since its opening. Admission to The Museum is always free.

About the Frost Art Museum – Florida International University
The Frost is an AAM accredited museum and Smithsonian affiliate. The museum is located at 10975 SW 17th St. across from the Blue garage and adjacent to the Wertheim Performing Arts Center on the University Park campus. From Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 7, the museum will be open every day from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. to celebrate the opening. Normal hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10- 5.and Sunday noon-5. The Frost is closed on all legal holidays. For more information, please visit www.frostartmuseum.org or call 305-348-2890.

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