University Galleries Presents Family Art Day

FAU Family Art Day


Monday, Sep 13, 2021

The University Galleries in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus, presents “Family Art Day” in both the Schmidt Center Gallery and Ritter Art Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm Open to kids ages 5 to 12 to participate, the event is free for families to attend. Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases and the delta variant, all patrons regardless of vaccination status are expected to wear masks while indoors in any FAU facilities, including classrooms. Anyone exhibiting flu-like symptoms (coughing, fever, shortness of breath) will be asked to leave the venue to support the safety and protection of the university community.

At “Family Art Day” children and their families will discover the art of numerous South Florida artists awarded the 2021 Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Arts Fellowship. Our current exhibition, Under the Florida Sun, transports the viewer from the perceived notion that Florida is solely a tourist destination, into a deeper understanding of the cultures, contradictions, politics, identities, and environments that make Florida so interesting.

Activities planned for the event include two hands-on art making stations and scavenger hunts within both gallery spaces. Adults will be allowed to step back and let FAU art students immerse the children in the art or will be welcomed to join them in the fun and learning. 

The University Galleries are open Tuesdays through Fridays from 1 pm to 4 pm and Saturdays from 1 to 5 pm. Group and class tours are welcome during public hours as well as at other times scheduled by appointment. While the “Family Art Day” program will occur in both of our galleries (the galleries are a five-minute walk from one another), attendees may begin at either the Schmidt Center Gallery that is located in the Performing Arts building (building No. 51 marked by a tall white cubicle tower) or the Ritter Gallery, located in the Breezeway on the second floor.  Parking is available to the east of the Performing Arts building and the Visual Arts building (building No. 53) in a four-story parking garage. FAU is located one-half mile east of I-95 on Glades Road.

“Family Art Day” and Under the Florida Sun are produced in collaboration with FAU’s Department of Visual Arts and Art History. This is the seventh time FAU has hosted the Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Arts Fellowship exhibition, and furthers the University Galleries mission to promote the complex world of the arts and the professional practices at FAU.

For more information about “Family Art Day,” email Kaila Rutherford at UGMuseumEd@fau.edu . For more information about the University Galleries, call 561-297-2661 or visit www.fau.edu/galleries .


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