The Hunter Museum of American Art announces the launch of the "Hunter Kids' Club" and invites families in the region to an activity-filled "Family Fun Day" on Sunday, September 11 from 2 - 4pm. Membership in the Hunter Kids' Club, free to all area children, gives kids their own passport and the opportunity to experience the museum through interactive activities every time they visit the museum. In addition to getting their passport stamped during each visit to the museum, Kids’ Club members will maintain their very own art journal at the museum, updated monthly with a new activity for experiencing the museum. The accumulation of passport stamps will allow kids to earn prizes as they learn and grow with each journal activity.
Kicking off the launch of the Hunter Kids' Club, "Family Fun Day" on September 11 will be a special way for all family members to enjoy an interactive experience at the Hunter. In addition to storytelling by River City Sessions founder Michael Gray, dance and movement for kids, kid-friendly guided tours by teen docents from the Creative Discovery Museum, and in-gallery drawing, families can play a larger-than-life game of Pick Up Sticks or create a take-home work of art in the Chattanooga Public Library's Big Whimsy, a giant coloring fort.
To top off the day, the Hunter will announce the six winners from the Children’s Storytelling Contest conducted by the museum during the month of July for children in grades K-5. From more than 50 stories submitted, the authors of the six winning entries will read their interpretations of the illustrations featured in the museum's current special exhibition Masters of the Golden Age: Harvey Dunn and His Students.
“Introducing a new generation to a love of art and creativity through experiences at the Hunter gets to the core of our mission,” noted Virginia Anne Sharber, Executive Director of the Hunter Museum. “We are excited to recognize the creative young authors who participated in the story writing contest and to kick off our new Kids' Club initiative with the first of several Family Fun Days we have planned for the year. We look forward to providing families an opportunity to convene in a fun and inspirational learning environment.”
Special thanks to Children’s Storytelling Contest partner, the Chattanooga Times Free Press, and to the Chattanooga Public Library for sharing the Big Whimsy, funded by Causeway.