Family Day: Art Lympic Games

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Join us for our free monthly event for families, kids, and the young at heart. On the second Sunday of every month, you’ll have a blast making art, going on artful adventures, meeting local musicians, dancers, and storytellers, and more!

Art-making: Mount Olympus Academy
11AM–4:30PM
Embark on an odyssey to Mount Olympus with Grown-Up Club! Create your own Greek god, goddess, or non-gendered deity, craft an Olympus-worthy costume, and get inspired by the magical world of Greek antiquity.

Olympic Challenges
Noon, 1, 2 & 3PM
Test your mettle with challenges requiring feats of strength, daring, and creativity, led by your coach for the day, actor-educator Dylan Fresco.

Art-making: Olympic Torches and Medals
11AM–4:30PM
Celebrate the Olympic Games in Rio by creating medals, torches, and more!

Art-making: Amphoras
11AM–4:30PM
Make a two-dimensional creation inspired by Greek amphoras, a type of pottery that often depicted scenes of gods, athletes, and other aspects of Ancient Greek life.

Storytelling: Greek Gods and the Olympic Games
12:30, 1:30 & 2:30PM
Enjoy stories about the Greek origins of the Olympic Games, with storyteller Carol McCormick.

Gallery Hunt: Global Games
11AM–5PM
Find works of art in Mia’s collection that match events in the Summer Olympic Games.

Art Cart: Ancient Greece and Rome
Noon–4PM
Explore Ancient Greek and Roman art with hands-on objects and activities.

Summer Music Residency: Siama Matuzungidi
12:30 – 3:30PM
Join Congolese musician Siama Matuzungidi for an interactive performance and instrument petting zoo. Siama and company have performed at Mia Family Days throughout the summer as part of a summer Family Day music residency.
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By: Minneapolis Institute of Art

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