The Family Arts Festival 2019

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Family Arts Festival 2019 - children dancing in museum

Guest post by Kitsa Behringer, MOA Educator

Thank you to everyone who attended the BYU Museum of Art 2019 annual Family Arts Festival! From face painting and balloon animals to interactive dance performances, live animal shows, and storytelling, it was a wonderful day of activities and art-making.

Family Arts Festival 2019 - children in art exhibitThe theme this year was “From Sea to Shining Sea” which encompassed all of the current exhibitions here at the MOA. Visitors participated in a scavenger hunt looking for people who helped build or lived along the Transcontinental Railroad in After Promontory, located hidden works of art in In the Arena: The Art of Mahonri Young, met characters from the paintings in Becoming America, and explored the outdoors inside as they enjoyed Windswept.

A major highlight of this year’s Family Arts Festival was the enormous cardboard train built on the MOA’s South Lawn. The 3-D train was complete with an engine, passenger cars, an animal car (with animals too!), freight cars, and caboose that guests painted. There wasn’t a bare spot of cardboard or child without paint on their cheek by 3pm.Family Arts Festival 2019 - children painting cardboard train

The MOA is deeply grateful to the other BYU museums, community partners, and volunteers who made this year’s Family Arts Festival a success!


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