Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Amy's Extraordinary Alabama: Artworks

By Amy

The Blount Cultural Park in Montgomery is a wonderful escape in the midst of a busy city. Home to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, sprawling lawns with walking trails surround the park.


Today I want to introduce you to part of the Montgomery Museum of Fine Art just for kids. It's called Artworks and it's always a favorite place for my son and I to visit. You may already know about it, but just in case let me share why we love it so much.


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Artworks is the home to more than 40 interactive exhibits where children can explore art. There are computers featuring art software. The mezzanine level for small groups and families is filled with games, puzzles, puppets and books all about art.


One of my son's favorites is the race track. The kids use controls to race the cars around Talladega. There's a beanbag pillow balancing game, a trunk full of African masks, the design your own quilt wall and paintings brought to life. These are just a few of the fun interactive art activities in Artworks.


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So if you happen to be near Montgomery don't miss the chance to take your children to Artworks.

1 comment:

jennifer said...

We go through Montgomery often but I had never heard of Artworks. That looks like a lot of fun. A day trip to Montgomery might be in order... after football season :)

Thanks for sharing this Amy.

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