Auburn University’s Jule Collins Smith Museum to offer ‘Stories in Art’ for children beginning Sept. 20

AUBURN – The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University will again offer a fall series of three “Stories in Art” programs for children ages four through seven. The first of the Saturday programs will be Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the museum.

Each session combines age-appropriate literature with hands-on art projects. The stories are chosen to help foster children’s imaginations and often tie into the objects found in the museum’s galleries. Projects will encourage the children to explore different media with the guidance of museum educators.

For more information or to register a child for “Stories in Art,” e-mail jcsmtours@auburn.edu or call (334) 844-3486. There is no charge for these programs. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children.

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University is Alabama’s only university art museum. It is home to more than 100 Audubon prints, a collection of more than 40 rare Tibetan bronzes that date from the 14th-20th century and works by such important American artists as Arthur Dove, Georgia O’Keeffe and Lyonel Feininger.

Contact: Colleen Bourdeau, (334) 844-7075 (cbourdeau@auburn.edu), or
Mike Clardy, (334) 844-9999 (clardch@auburn.edu)