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Just for kids: the art of having fun with architecture…

January 28, 2010 by akheil  
Filed under Eye on the World

Kids learn architecture with blocks - Alberta MuseumThe first long-term installation for the Art Gallery of Alberta’s children’s space was conceptualized with an emphasis on the art of buildings themselves — which isn’t surprising, considering the focus on the architectural design of the new AGA.

Titled the BMO World of Creativity, the children’s space is a permanent 450-square-foot area on the main floor of the AGA that will run year-long exhibits aimed at kids of all ages. Earlier this month, the space’s debut installation, Play on Architecture, was given a test-run by an excited gaggle of children and their parents. “It’s not just to get kids coming into the gallery and experiencing the exhibits. They will be able to experience architecture in a new way through actually building and making and thinking about the space that they’re in,” explains AGA chief curator Catherine Crowston.
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