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Day trippin': Family Fun Day at Art Museum of South Texas

By by aprill brandon/abrandon@vicad.com
Dec. 6, 2010 at 6:06 a.m.
Updated Dec. 8, 2010 at 6:08 a.m.

The Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi is hosting a Community Free Day on Saturday.

OTHER THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA:Stick around the city until evening and check out the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra's Home for the Holidays concert featuring tenor Mark Masri. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Texas A&M University. Tickets range in price from $20 to $85 and can be purchased by calling 1-877-286-6683 or online at ccsymphony.org.

What's better than a day filled with Christmas activities, live music and art? A day filled with Christmas activities, live music and art, all for free.

The Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi is hosting a Free Family Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday that will feature live holiday music, holiday treats, hands-on art activities and free admission to the museum, according to the museum website. Good ol' Saint Nick will also be on hand and available for photos. And, the first 500 children will receive H-E-B Buddy Goodie Bags.

Additional joint activities are also being planned with the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, which will be, yes, you guessed it, free to the public.

While there, be sure to check out The Christmas Tree Forest exhibit, which runs through Dec. 17. One of the museum's most popular traditions, the theme this year is "Christmas Around the World" and features a forest made up of 20 individual trees, representing various countries, according to the museum's website.

Also on exhibit is Faces in Art, which is drawn from the museum's permanent art collection and presents artwork in which the face is the focus of the piece. Approximately 30 works of art are included by artists ranging from Antonio Garcia, Julie Speed and Sylvia Shap.

Museum tours will be led by student docents, every hour on the hour.

For more information, call 361-825-3500 or go to www.artmuseumofsouthtexas.org.

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