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Story Time in the Gallery

Saturday, June 17, 2023 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am


Every third Saturday of the month, TMORA hosts a free story time for families and kids in the Fireside Gallery. Kids will enjoy listening to a story related to art and culture of the region, investigating artworks, and exploring the museum using a gallery hunt. Registration required as each child will leave with a take-and-create bag.

Saturday, June 17 | 10:30 – 11:00 AM

  • Recommended for ages 5-9, but all are welcome!
  • FREE | Pre-registration for children is required. *Each story time session will be limited to 25 children.
  • Free admission for parents/guardians as well.
  • There is free parking across the street (Diamond Lake Road) in the Mayflower Church parking lot.

Family Tours

There will be a family tour offered right after Story Time in the Gallery guided by a docent and TMORA’s very own special fox friend, Lisa. Lisa is TMORA’s friend and mascot for family programs. She will guide the docent around to her favorite artworks. Docents play the role of moderator – someone to start and keep the conversation going. These tours run 15-20 minutes long. Children can complete a gallery hunt after this tour.

Featured Book: The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky by Barb Rosenstock and Mary GrandPré

Vasya Kandinsky was a proper little boy: he studied math and history, he practiced the piano, he sat up straight and was perfectly polite. And when his family sent him to art classes, they expected him to paint pretty houses and flowers—like a proper artist.

But as Vasya opened his paint box and began mixing the reds, the yellows, the blues, he heard a strange sound—the swirling colors trilled like an orchestra tuning up for a symphony! And as he grew older, he continued to hear brilliant colors singing and see vibrant sounds dancing. But was Vasya brave enough to put aside his proper still lifes and portraits and paint . . . music?

In this exuberant celebration of creativity, Barb Rosenstock and Mary GrandPré tell the fascinating story of Vasily Kandinsky, one of the very first painters of abstract art. Throughout his life, Kandinsky experienced colors as sounds, and sounds as colors—and bold, groundbreaking works burst forth from his noisy paint box.


Saturday, June 17, 2023
10:30 am - 11:30 am


5500 Stevens Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419 United States
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