The World of Jan Brett Exhibit in Final Weeks at Fort Collins Museum of Art
The Fort Collins Museum of Art’s current exhibit, The World of Jan Brett, is drawing to a close. The exhibit is in its final three weeks at the museum and the last day is Sunday, August 23, 2015. The closing weeks of the exhibit offer plenty of fun activities to entertain the whole family from story times, scavenger hunts, word finds to a coloring station.
“I have loved Jan’s work since I was a child, it all started with Trouble with Trolls. I am now a kindergarten teacher with a deep love and appreciation for her work. I plan to share this love with all my students.” Morgan Baker
The World of Jan Brett features original artwork and interactive adventure areas that bring to life the stories of the admired children’s author/illustrator. More than 50 original paintings and sketchbooks, interactive exhibit areas, themed reading environments and kid-friendly graphics and labels take visitors on a journey around the world to learn about the places and cultures that Jan Brett gets her inspiration from.
Saturday, August 8- Open Admission Day sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. This fun-filled day will feature a live hedgehog show and tell, and a fun hedgehog craft for kids.
Saturday, August 15- Open Admission Day sponsored by EKS&H.
Saturday & Sunday, August 22,23- Please join us for the last days of Jan Brett as we feature a back-to-school weekend at the museum with story times both days, a letter writing station to Jan Brett, bookmark decorating and a back-to-school coloring station.
So head down to the Fort Collins Museum of Art for family entertainment, kid-friendly programming and great fun!
The World of Jan Brett is a traveling exhibition organized by the Oshkosh Public Museum in partnership with Jan Brett. The exhibit’s display at the Fort Collins Museum of Art is part of a nationwide tour.
About Jan Brett
Jan Brett has more than 35 million books in print and has been one of America’s most beloved children’s author/ illustrators for over 30 years. Her books regularly occupy the #1 slot on the New York Times best-seller list. Her illustrations are adored for their classic beauty and vibrant life-like images of animals, landscapes and flourishes from cultures around the world. From cave paintings to Norwegian sleighs to Japanese gardens, she studies the traditions of the many countries that she visits and uses them as a starting point for her children’s books. For more information about Jan Brett, please visit www.janbrett.com.
About the Fort Collins Museum of Art
The museum is located 201 South College Ave., in the heart of Downtown Fort Collins. The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm. Regular admission is $5.00 for adults; $4.00 for students with ID and seniors (over 65) and $1.00 for youth 7-18. Children 6 and under and museum members are free. For more information, visit www.ftcma.org or connect with the Museum on Facebook.
The mission of the Fort Collins Museum of Art is to engage our community in cultural experiences that promote an awareness and appreciation of the visual arts. To offer our audiences the highest-quality art experiences, the Fort Collins Museum of Art presents a diverse series of exhibitions, community events, publications, and educational programs for children and adults. The Fort Collins Museum of Art seeks to enrich the cultural life of the region and advance community understanding of the power of the visual arts to foster life-long learning, social interaction, and personal inquiry.