The Key West Art & Historical Society Welcomes Families to Fort East Martello Museum on Community Day
The Key West Museum of Art & History is hosting its monthly Family Museum Day program on Sunday, May 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monroe County families can visit the Fort East Martello Museum free of charge to enjoy a self-guided tour and create a Jack Baron-inspired art project. (Photo credit: Key West Art & Historical Society)
April 24, 2023 – (KEY WEST, FL). On Sunday, May 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., join the staff of the Fort East Martello Museum, located at 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard, to explore one of the island’s Civil War-era forts and its exhibits which encompass our rich and diverse history. Dubbed “Family Museum Day,” the program is designed to coincide with the Society’s wildly popular Community Day, a day offering free museum admission for Monroe County residents the first Sunday of each month.
While on the property, families are invited to take a self-guided tour of the fort and citadel, explore the outdoor sculpture garden and view artwork created by celebrated Keys folk artist Stanley Papio. Another free component of Family Museum Day is that children and adults are encouraged to create art that is inspired by late Key West resident Jack Baron that they can take away as a souvenir of their visit.
“Jack Baron moved to Key West in the late 1970s and began depicting everything from Key West residents to magnificent angels. His vivid use of color in both tapestries and paintings combined with his use of pointillism generated works of art that are truly unique and inspiring,” says Education Specialist Kassandra Collett. “Baron’s work is a favorite among students. Creating their own version of his Key West chickens on Family Museum Day is a great way for students to connect the island’s past with the present.”
The Family Museum Day program is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, and all supplies will be provided by the Key West Art & Historical Society. For additional information about the program, visit kwahs.org/upcoming-events. You can also contact Collett at 305-295-6616 x504 or email@example.com. This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida, with additional support provided by The Helmerich Trust. Your Museums. Your Community. It takes an Island.
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