Fun for kids at SMU's free Meadows Museum Family Day
Kids can become medieval knights or princesses for the day April 21, 2012, at SMU's free Meadows Museum Family Day.
Strolling troubadours, jesters and dancers portrayed by SMU arts students will set the outdoor scene at the museum plaza and sculpture garden, along with acting students demonstrating medieval jousting. Falconers from American Hawking also will be on hand.
Inside the museum kids can create knight and princess crafts, look for art treasures in a scavenger hunt and take a hands-on look at armor used by contemporary sword-fighters with Schola St. George Medieval and Renaissance Swordsmanship.
She Is Dallas Info: The Meadows Museum Family Day will take place from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on April 21, 2012 at the Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd. on the SMU campus. See SMU MAP. Admission is free, parking is free in Meadows Museum parking garage. For more information, please visit the SMU website.
Family Day activities accompany the Meadows Museum exhibition The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries, which includes four recently restored 14 x 35-foot tapestries. In delicate detail the 15th-century tapestries depict life-sized royalty, knights, soldiers and horses in full battle gear.
Children also can see the 15th-century armor of Duarte de Almeida, the standard-bearer for King Afonso V of Portugal, who is depicted in Pastrana tapestries.
Free treats for princesses and knights but also Green House food trucks on hand to provide additional refreshments.
The Family Day events are part of SMU’s Founders’ Day weekend of activities.
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