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Family Art Day Invites Community to Interact with Art at Weisman Museum

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On Saturday, March 11, from 11 AM to 3 PM, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art will host Family Art Day, a free event that features art-inspired activities for all ages. 

In cooperation with the Corita Art Center, a teaching artist will lead children in a 3D-collage activity inspired by the art of Sister Corita Kent, sometimes called the “Pop Art Nun,” whose work, which focuses on peace and social justice, is featured in To Bough and To Bend, the exhibition currently on display at the Weisman Museum. Other activities will include a storytime, guided exhibition tours, original coloring pages inspired by the art in the exhibition, and a nature photography walk led by artist Ahram Park, whose work is featured in the exhibition. The Boys and Girls Club of Malibu will also have a tent at the event, where they will conduct science demonstrations. 

“Our current exhibition, To Bough and To Bend, is a beautiful celebration of trees and a reminder of our interdependence with the natural world and our responsibility to all living things,” says Andrea Gyorody, director of the Weisman Museum. “These are perfect themes to share with children, who have a sense of wonder and curiosity about the environment—more than most adults do!” 

Child-friendly food will be available for purchase and will be provided by CAVI Kitchen, a Malibu meal-delivery service co-founded by Pepperdine alumnae Victoria Levinsohn (’21) and Caroline King (’20), and Creamy Boys, a dessert food truck that specializes in New Zealand–style ice cream blended with fresh fruit.

Family Art Day is presented in partnership with Third Space, a collaboration between Malibu schools, the Boys and Girls Club of Malibu, and the City of Malibu that provides a place for youth, families, and local stakeholders to experience shopping, art, and interactive play with the goal of fostering care, connection, and creativity.

“Whenever we host kids at the museum, we learn as much from them as they do from us,” says Gyorody.  “I’m excited to hear what they will have to say about the artworks on view and to see what they’ll make while they’re here.”

To register for Family Art Day, visit the museum's ticketing website.