Young girl with art project

With free admission always for kids under 12, the Blanton Museum of Art is the perfect family outing for some creative summer fun! Enjoy our family-friendly art-making activities, exhibitions, tours, and more.

The following summer family activities are taking place at The Blanton through Aug. 10:

Drop-in Art Activities

Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. – noon
Want to create your own masterpiece inspired by The Blanton’s collection or exhibitions? Join us for free art-making activities in the Dell Classroom, located in the Smith Building. Recommended for ages 7-15. The art projects are different every week, download a PDF of the lineup here, check our events calendar or read the abbreviated descriptions below:

  • July 5 and 6: Create a portrait or self-portrait using a variety of fabrics and textures.
  • July 12 and 13: Explore how artists in Go West! show movement and make your own flip book.
  • July 19 and 20: Experiment with watercolors and create an abstracted painting inspired by Richard Francisco, an artist featured in The Collecting Impulse.
  • July 26 and 27: What does your room say about you? Create a diorama of your room inspired by photography in The Human Touch.
  • Aug. 2 and 3: Make an artsy paper airplane inspired by Paul Villinski’s sculpture Passage.
  • Aug. 9 and 10: Channel The Human Touch exhibition and create a portrait using your fingerprints.

Story Time Tours

Thursdays and Fridays, 10:30 a.m.
Bring your young art lover to these interactive tours that combine reading children’s literature with learning about works of art. Tours meet in the Rapoport Atrium. Recommended for ages 4-7. Space is limited; first come, first served.

Girls during story time tour
Kids’ Choice Tours

Thursdays, 1 p.m.
Choose works from The Blanton’s collection that you would like to explore during this interactive guided tour designed by you. Tours meet in the Rapoport Atrium. Recommended for ages 8-12. Space is limited.

Touch Kits

Explore our current exhibition The Human Touch through the senses of touch and sight by using this self-guided kit. Discuss the art you like best and explore different textures in the “feel and find” bag. Kits are available at the exhibition entrance. Recommended for ages 4-10.

Family Creativity Center

Feeling inspired after touring the galleries? Take a break to create some of your own art in the Family Creativity Center, located on the second floor mezzanine.

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One Response

  1. This is a bit boring for me. I don't always find fun being in a museum. I prefer being outdoors, there's more fun to do outside versus being indoors.

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