Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations underway at Children’s Museum and Theatre of Maine

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is hosting a weekend celebration of Black arts and culture to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this weekend.Activities included an “illustration investigation,” which invited visitors to look at the paintings on display by Black artists in the arts and culture gallery. Children received a scavenger hunt which had them search for different items in the paintings in order to interact with the art.The museum also offered an art activity where kids drew collages based on poems and works by Black authors. Museum Visitor Program Associate Nolan Ellsworth says the activities are designed to introduce children to a culture they may not have been exposed to. “I hope that we spark creativity and that kids get experience with different types of art and creators and authors and illustrators that they might not have discovered before,” Ellsworth said.The museum will be open Monday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is hosting a weekend celebration of Black arts and culture to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this weekend.

Activities included an “illustration investigation,” which invited visitors to look at the paintings on display by Black artists in the arts and culture gallery. Children received a scavenger hunt which had them search for different items in the paintings in order to interact with the art.

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The museum also offered an art activity where kids drew collages based on poems and works by Black authors.

Museum Visitor Program Associate Nolan Ellsworth says the activities are designed to introduce children to a culture they may not have been exposed to.

“I hope that we spark creativity and that kids get experience with different types of art and creators and authors and illustrators that they might not have discovered before,” Ellsworth said.

The museum will be open Monday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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