The Stark Museum of Art, in Orange, Texas, invites families to Powerful Portraits Family Day on Saturday, July 16, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
Powerful Portraits Family Day will highlight portraits from the Stark collection. Children can search for clues during a scavenger hunt in the galleries and win a prize. Families will have the opportunity to try hands-on art activities and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

A highlight of the Family Day will be a photo booth where families can pose for pictures. Props and costumes will be on hand to inspire creative portrait-making, both inside the booth and out.

Art stations will be set up, and families will be able to create their own portrait drawings with oil pastels, as well as color a unique coloring page inspired by portraits from the Museum collection.

Amelia Wiggins, Public Programs Educator, welcomes the public, saying, “We invite families to Powerful Portraits Family Day to create art together and learn from the portraits in the Museum.” Wiggins reminds the public that the Museum welcomes all ages, but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Families will also have the opportunity to view the special exhibition Visions of the West in a newly renovated gallery. Visions of the West features highlights of the Western collection of the Museum. This exhibition explores how the land, wildlife, individuals, conflicts and communities shape our concepts of the American West. Visions of the West will be on view through Dec. 31, 2011.

Located at 712 Green Avenue in Orange, Texas, the Stark Museum of Art is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free for all ages. Group tours are available by appointment. For more information call 409-886-ARTS (2787) or visit