PMA Family Days presents "Stories in Art"

PMA Family Days presents "Stories in Art"

Featuring special guests Lois Lowry and Middy Thomas

Works of art are filled with stories. Some are intended by the artist, and some we make up using our imagination. Spend the day at the PMA exploring the many tales that can be told through hands-on activities, gallery activities, poetry, and storytelling.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Accordion book-making

10:15 a.m. Collaborative Story Circle - Suggested for ages 4 to adult

11 a.m.
 Author Lois Lowry and illustrator Middy Thomas lead a discussion for younger readers (6-9) and their families about the popular character Gooney Bird Greene and her classmates in Mrs. Pigeon’s lively second-grade classroom.

11:45 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Book signing. Books available for purchase at the PMA Store.

12:30 p.m. Collaborative Story Circle - Suggested for ages 4 to adult

Families will always find welcoming staff and worlds to explore at the Portland Museum of Art, but PMA Family Days are uniquely devoted to those with young children. Grab an interactive family guide to the museum. Look, listen, and share during gallery talks designed especially for kids and their adults. Make your own art through individual and collaborative projects at PMA Pop-Up Studios. Keep your eyes open for special guests and collaborators from the Maine community. PMA Family Days have something for all ages and interests, and remember—children 12 and under always get into the PMA for free. Come when you want, and stay as long as you want. Let’s have some fun.

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