Friday, February 4, 2011

Family Day at the Bechtler

"Learn about the art and artists of the Bechtler collection and engage imaginations through special museum tours and hands-on art activities during Family Day at the Bechtler this Saturday, February 5. Admission is free for everyone under 18 years old; all others receive a discounted ticket price of $4. (Museum members are free.)

The Bechtler classroom and video gallery are open from noon until 4:30 p.m. for experimentation with methods and materials addressed in the exhibition Four Artists in Ascona: Benazzi, Bissier, Nicholson and Valenti. Art projects will illustrate the technique of landscape organization. Children will learn about composition and design while creating their own works of art with collaged papers and cardboard. Family-focused tours will be offered on the hour from noon until 3 p.m. and will highlight the Four Artists in Ascona exhibition located in the museum’s second-floor gallery.

All children's merchandise in the Bechtler museum store will be discounted 10% on Family Day."