The Museum invites families to take their own tours of the Museum, using materials available in the exhibition galleries. Materials are available at the front receptionist desk for selected exhibitions.
Family Art JAM sessions are offered for the 2008 season.
1-3pm 4-7 year olds and their families
3-5pm 7-12 year olds and their families
Families first! Make-and-take art for families is now available on a regular basis in the Museum’s new and growing hands-on space.
Families briefly explore a special exhibition or work of art with a studio instructor and then create art related to what they see and learn. These hands-on activities are for young artists, ages 4–12, and their familes/caregivers. Intergenerational experiences are encouraged. Refreshments are provided. Reservations are required (434.243.2050 or email Museum Outreach); drop-ins are permitted if space is available.
Fees: for one adult and 1-2 children members $3; $10 for non-members; $2 for each additional child or adult.
Family & Cultural Festivals
These multi-arts celebrations offer hands-on art activities, music, storytelling, treasure hunts, and much more. Local and regional artists lead intergenerational activities. Every 2–3 years the Museum’s volunteer groups sponsor a Cultural Festival that explores a specific culture through informal, multidisciplinary programs. National artists/arts groups often participate. Refreshments are provided. Reservations are encouraged. Festivals are a free benefit of Museum membership; the non-member fee is $15 per family.