Monday, May 17, 2010

University Museum Hosts Folk Art Family Fun Day

The University of Mississippi Museum displays its current exhibition of 'Southern Folk Art: Learning from the Self-taught' through the Folk Art Family Fun Day Saturday. The children had the opportunity to learn about the folk art by creating their own hex signs and portraits. The whole family was encouraged to participate and even the parents were involved, painting their own canvases and learning about the folk art culture along with their children. The families took a guided tour of the current exhibit for inspiration before getting started on their hands-on art activities. Holly Bethune, the University of Mississippi Museum's education curator, prepared a brief explanation and history of the hex signs so the children understood the importance of the art they were creating.

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