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The Art of the Story

Kids of all ages will explore stories told through artworks in our Summer 2018 exhibits. We'll guide them through a process of discovery using Visual Thinking Strategies, showing kids they can uncover fascinating stories and details in pieces of art. Then we'll share a story-time featuring books and magazine stories directly tied to the art works.

Ideal for ages 4 - 12 (but kids and adults of all ages are welcome!). All children must be accompanied by an adult. Free event (and Museum admission is always free).

MY HERO! SUPERHERO STORIES
June 13, 2018 - 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Superhero art works and stories. Superhero costumes welcome! Photo opps with Superman, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman and more!

PAUL GOBLE ILLUSTRATED STORIES: HEROES, SAVIORS & TRIUMPHS
June 20, 2018 - 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Paul Goble's award-winning books tell Native American stories with exquisite illustrations. Hear stories such as Adopted by the Eagles.

ADVENTURE STORIES ILLUSTRATED BY HARVEY DUNN
June 27, 2018 - 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Explore the paintings that made Harvey Dunn one of the top magazine illustrators of his day. Hear stories from The Saturday Evening Post and other vintage 20th century magazines.

NANABOZHO STORIES: HERO AND TEACHER
July 11, 2018 - 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Rabbett Before Horses Strickland’s paintings all feature Nanabozho, the complex culture hero and teacher from Ojibwe mythology. Intriguing turtles, butterflies and other creatures surround him, making the stories told through Strickland's art fascinating to kids and adults.

CLASSIC SUPERMAN CARTOON MOVIES
July 25, 2018 - 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Watch the original Superman cartoon short films from 1940 and 1941. Fleischer Studios' Superman was ranked number 33 in a list of the fifty greatest cartoons of all times. Kids can compare the images in these classic animations with the artworks in the My Hero! exhibit and from more recent superhero movies they know. Superhero costumes welcome!