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The Knoxville Museum of Art's Exploratory Gallery has been newly renovated.

The Knoxville Museum of Art's Exploratory Gallery has been newly renovated.

Knoxville Museum offers Hands-On Activities for Kids of All Ages

May 7, 2007

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- The Knoxville Museum of Art's newly renovated children's Exploratory Gallery makes its debut. The gallery offers hands-on activities for children of all ages.

Bright colors and sunlight fill the gallery where children can create their own artwork using rolls of paper on easels and hang them on the wall-mounted fridge door, construct their own miniature room, make designs on the wall-size light board, and don dress-up clothes to become part of a painting from the KMA collection.

Additionally, children can relax on a couch or bean bag and read one of the many children's art books that are available. Behind the Exploratory Gallery, two new classrooms were created where children's art classes will be held.

To celebrate the reopening of the Exploratory Gallery, all adults accompanied by children will receive free admission to the museum through the month of May. Children under the age of 17 always receive free admission.

The museum is located in downtown Knoxville at 1050 World's Fair Park and is open to the public Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Parking is free. Admission prices are $5 for adults and free to members and children 17 and under. Admission is free on Tuesdays.

Contact Angela Thomas, (865) 934-2034, for more details