The Art Museum is a fantastic place for families to learn together. In 2016, over 1,000 participants in Family Days and Family Art Workshops explored our exhibits through guided experiences and hands-on art making.
Recognizing the important role that art and sensory experiences play in early childhood brain development, we offered Pre-K open studio sessions for kids ages 3-4 with a caregiver. Hundreds of babies, toddlers, children and adults visited our Family Art Lab and Book Nook, which offer a myriad of opportunities for open-ended play and discovery any time the Museum is open.
In another effort to meet young artists where they are, we offer regular arts programming at the Fairbanks, a community center serving an under-resourced part of our community. Through the generosity of donors like YOU, all of these programs and resources are free to the communities that we serve.
Your gift, large or small, will allow us to expand the scope and depth of our programs in the coming new year. All contributions are tax deductible and benefit our education programs, serving thousands of children across southwest Missouri. We are grateful to all of our generous supporters!