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Art Making Inspired by Contemporary Art at Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sunday

Posted on July 6th, 2018

Family friendly art activities and musical performances connect the movement and sound of contemporary artist William Kentridge

Milwaukee, Wis. – July 5, 2018 – On Sunday, July 22, families will explore the dynamic world of contemporary art and its materials at Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays: Thinking Outside the Box at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

The all-ages event is free with admission to the Museum, and completely free of charge for kids ages 12 and under thanks to Kohl’s Cares. This month’s event is inspired by the exhibition William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance, a multimedia installation on view at the Milwaukee Art Museum through August 19.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 22, visitors of all ages can contribute to a group drawing, create a mixed-media sculpture, and experiment with movement and sound—engaging in an interactive experience inspired by William Kentridge. The Kohl’s Art Generation Studio will have a shadowbox theatre where families can create their own shadow puppet to tell a story. Families can also take a tour through the exhibition with the accompanying family guide.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Compel Family Life Center, and Above the Clouds will all take part in Family Sunday. Additionally, TBEY Arts Center will perform under the wings in Windhover Hall and Wild Space Dance Company will run a dance workshop with live drawing inspired by Kentridge.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn about animation through a live demonstration by local animator James Barany and his daughter Emma. Families will be able to contribute to an engaging mixed media animation created by the duo that uses sand, painting and drawing.

Kohl’s Art Generation Family Sundays happen five times a year, each with different themes and activities, and are free with Museum admission. Kids 12 years old and under are free every day the Museum is open thanks to Kohl’s Cares.