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Explore ‘Winter in the Desert’ at ASU Art Museum's family day

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Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 1:30 pm

Bright, clear, 80-degree days. This is what you get with a desert December, and it’s what youngsters and their families can explore Dec. 1 at ASU Art Museum.

The venue’s “Winter in the Desert”-themed First Saturday for Families opens the architecturally stunning museum to the elementary school set, in a friendly, no-cost effort to make fine art more accessible to kids and their caretakers.

You’ll find stations for making winter crafts, reptile crafts and a desert map.

The Arizona Animal Welfare League will also be there with a few live animals for children to meet and learn about.

Stop afterward for a nearby afternoon snack, and you can catch “At Home in the Desert,” three inter-related performances that involve young people in artmaking about their desert home, before you head home.

A collaboration among the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the Socially Engaged Practice Initiative, the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Phoenix, the Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley, Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus-Pine Council, Mesa Boys and Girls Club and South Mountain High School, it takes place at 4:30 p.m. at the Bruce and Diane Halle Skyspace Garden — a short drive from the museum at the corner of Terrace Drive and Rural Road.

Museum activities and the garden performances are free.

DETAILS >> 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. ASU Art Museum, on the southeast corner of Mill Avenue and Tenth Street in Tempe. Free. (480) 965-2787 or ASUArtMuseum.asu.edu

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