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Art Museums sponsor new program

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This fall, the University Art Museums will sponsor a new program, “Sackler Saturdays,” for families with children ages 6-11. The program promotes the appreciation of art works from cultures and lands distant in time and space, including ancient Greece and Rome, China, Japan, Korea, and India.

Activities for children include gallery games and discussions, hands-on art projects, sketching, and self-guided activities families can do together.

“There is no better way to encourage artistic development with children than hands-on activities in the natural surroundings of a museum as intimate as ours,” said Lynne Stanton, coordinator of public education at the University Art Museums.

The program, which is free and open to the public, runs from 10 a.m. to noon on a drop-in basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The Arthur M. Sackler Museum is located at 485 Broadway, at the corner of Broadway and Quincy streets in Cambridge. The program is sponsored by the Public Education Department of the Harvard University Art Museums. For further information about Sackler Saturdays, call (617) 495-4402.