Thursday, September 16, 2010
Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea Exhibit
Third through Fifth Grade classes are about to begin a study of art featured in The Kimbell Art Museum's newest show. Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea features art and artifacts reflecting the sea's deep influence on the ancient Maya civilization. There are several family/kid friendly events surrounding this exhibit.
First, on September 18th there is a Children's Workshop for ages 6 to 14 called Dress for the Occasion: Maya-style Costumes. Looking at the ceremonial costumes from the exhibit, students will create colorful headdresses, pectoral necklaces and belt ornaments. The workshop costs $15 per child or $12 if you are a member and you must register in advance. Call 817-332-8451 x297
Mark your calendars for a Free Family Festival celebrating 10/10/10, a significant date in Maya culture. On October 10th from 12 to 5 p.m., there will be performances, art activities, films and face painting at the Kimbell. Groups performing include Maya Dancers, Ballet Folklorico de Fort Worth, Latin Express, Grupo Pakal and Mariachis. For more information see: www.kimbellart.org/maya