New exhibit teaches architecture to kids

OK, this sounds cool: a new hands-on art exhibit for kids introduces them to architecture by letting them design and build their own structure. My kids and I plan to check this out on Sunday — and I’ll post a full article about it on Monday — but for now, here are the details in case you want to check it out sooner.

The latest Kohl’s Art Generation exhibit is called “Just the WRIGHT Size: Designing and Building Small Houses” and it’s at the Milwaukee Art Museum starting Saturday, March 12.

It runs through Jan. 2, 2012, and it’s in conjunction with the museum’s feature exhibit, “Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century.”

Kids are exposed to Wright’s architecture, see how architects still use his ideas today and are able to build their own little houses. The Kohl’s Art Generation Open Studio is free with admission and available on a drop-in basis during regular museum hours.

What are regular museum hours, you ask? The Milwaukee Art Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays the museum is open until 8 p.m. It’s closed on Mondays. 

The Kohl’s Art Generation program, now in its third year, is made possible by a $2.7 million gift from the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which sells special merchandise and donates 100 percent of the net profit to benefit children’s health and education initiatives nationwide.

The Kohl’s Art Generation program provides art education and opportunities for creative expression at a time when visual and performing art resources at schools are stretched.

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