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Museum of Wisconsin Art Celebrates National Grandparents Day with Day Designed Especially for Grandparents and Grandchildren

Sep 02, 2014 03:58PM ● Published by Brittani Mattke

(WEST BEND, WI) Sunday, September 7 is National Grandparents Day and to celebrate the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) is hosting a day designed especially for grandparents and grandchildren from 10:00 to 5:00. Sponsored by Lighthouse of West Bend, MOWA members are invited to turn back the clock to the 1950s for this fun, retro-inspired themed day for both the young and young-at-heart.  

Activities throughout the day include a hands-on retro studio art project, a photo booth with 50s style props, a guided tour of the museum, 50s inspired piano music by Phil Hway, nostalgic goodies, and more! Celebrating the last week of the exhibition, John Steuart Curry: At Home in Wisconsin, MOWA is excited to bring to life some of the animals pictured in Curry’s famous rural art scenes by welcoming back the furry farmyard friends from Roden Barnyard Adventures.

“MOWA is delighted to put on this special day to honor grandparents and is grateful to Lighthouse of West Bend for its support of MOWA and the community,” said Laurie Winters, MOWA Executive Director | CEO. “The day is designed for grandparents and grandchildren of all ages. From babies and toddlers, to teenagers and adults, all are welcome to treat their grandparents to this fun and memorable day at MOWA!”  

All activities throughout Grandparents Day at MOWA are free for MOWA members. For more information about the day or how to be become a member, visit wisconsinart.org.

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AT A GLANCE

Grandparents Day at MOWA Schedule

10:00–5:00 | Retro Studio Art Project
Create a handcrafted vintage coaster to take home

12:00–3:00 | Farmyard Friends by Roden Barnyard Adventures
Celebrate the last week of John Steuart Curry: At Home in Wisconsin with a visit from some of the animals pictured in his famous rural art scenes

1:00–1:45 | Guided Tour
Experience a tour of the museum through the eyes of MOWA’s Executive Director Laurie Winters

1:00–3:00 | Fun Photo Booth
Capture memories from the day with 50s style props made in the studios

2:00–3:00 | Music in the Atrium
Reminisce with 50s inspired piano music by Phil Hway

Enjoy nostalgic goodies throughout the day!

Always free for MOWA members

John Steuart Curry: At Home in Wisconsin
On view through September 14, 2014

About Museum of Wisconsin Art 
The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA), originally established in 1961 as the West Bend Gallery of Fine Arts, is one of the top regional art museums in the country, and is the primary venue nationally for the exhibition of historic and contemporary Wisconsin art, including holdings of more than 300 artists, over 4,000 works of art, and a sizeable archive/ library. In April 2013, MOWA celebrated a major milestone with the opening of a new building that doubled the gallery square footage and expanded its capacity to offer public programs and educational activities. The Museum is located at 205 Veterans Avenue, West Bend. For general information, call 262.334.9638 or visit wisconsinart.org. 
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