By Amanda Brooks, Staff Writer–
The Hunter Museum of American Art hosted their annual Family Fun Day on April 7 at 2:00pm.
This event included activities for the whole family. The Museum wanted to create a fun environment for kids of all ages and offered free admission for anyone under the age of 17. For the older participants, tickets costed $15. Members of the Museum were allowed to enjoy the event for free.
The theme of Family Fun Day changes each year to fit with a current art exhibit. Last year, the exhibit was all about glass, but it was taken in a very different direction this year; the theme was called “Part of the Fold.”
Families were encouraged to create foldable art and explore the exhibit that displays the natural forces that create art. The temporary art exhibit at the Hunter that spurred this event is called Un/Folding, created by artist Alyson Shotz. This exhibit will be at the Hunter until May 27.
According to staff at The Hunter Museum, “The pieces in this exhibition investigate folding in space, folding with gravity, and folding as a feminist act.”
The Family Fun Day event presented families with the opportunity to explore the potentials of art for each skill type and ability level. Featuring a scavenger hunt and a live weaving demo, children and adults alike gained new insight into the world of art.
The Hunter Museum of American Art overlooks the Tennessee River and Downtown Chattanooga and is located at 10 Bluff View Avenue.