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Family Day: Five Senses

Minneapolis Institute of Art
Event organized by Minneapolis Institute of Art

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Join us for Family Day, our FREE event for families, kids, and the young at heart, on the second Sunday of every month at Mia. Dazzle your senses in a day filled with sights, sounds, and even smells, all inspired by art in Mia’s collection at this "Five Senses" themed Family Day.

Activity schedule:

Art-making: Scented Sculptures
Make a masterpiece from fruity-scented playdough.

Art-making: Dessert Drawings
Create a work of art that looks ALMOST good enough to eat!

Gallery Hunt: Five Senses
Search the galleries for art that engages all of your senses.

Preschool Tour: Gardens
11:30AM & 12:30PM
Spring is here! Explore artful gardens on this guided tour, designed for little ones and their grown-ups.

Performance: Students of Ragamala Dance Company
Noon and 2 PM
Take in the incredible sights and sounds of South Indian dance, with performances by students from the Ragamala Dance Company.

Workshop: Kolam
1 – 2 PM
Get hands-on with educators from Ragamala Dance Company, and create beautiful kolam – geometric designs, traditionally made from rice flour.

Tour: Come to Your Senses
2 & 3:30 PM
Take a guided tour that explores sight, sound, touch, taste and smell in Mia’s collection.

Special Exhibition: "Power and Beauty in China’s Last Dynasty: Concept and Design by Robert Wilson"
11 AM – 5 PM Target Galleries, second floor
A rare spectacle of art, light, and sound that places you inside the palace walls of China’s last emperors. Please note: a ticket is required for entrance into this exhibition. Free to members on Family Day. Sign up for a free membership in the first-floor lobby.

Mia Family Day Major Sponsor: Bank of America