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Family Fun Day introduces children to local art offerings

3:33 PM, Jul 27, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR - Knoxville) The Knoxville Museum of Art on Saturday welcomed families as part of it's summer celebrations.

KMA had face painting, artist demonstrations and musical entertainment as a way to help children actively learn about art.

David Butler, KMA's Executive Director, described the festivities as the museum's summer swan song right before children head back to school.

"I think they'll think of this as a place where they'll really enjoy themselves. People like to do things, especially kids that's how they learn, by making things and doing things. We try to connect what happens down here to the collections upstairs and special exhibitions, I guess you could think of it as active learning," Butler said.

He also said it was great to be able to fit this annual tradition into the schedule before the building temporarily closes for renovation work starting in late-August.

Butler invited the public to witness the transformation over the next few months as more work gets underway.

Most noticeably will be a complete renovation of the north garden.

The garden work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year and could serve as an integral part of future family fun days.

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