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Go round and round at Columbia Museum of Art

For those looking for a cool thing to do on a hot Sunday, head to the Columbia Museum of Art for a rounding good time.

“Passport to Art” is a free, drop-in studio program hosted by the Columbia Museum of Art on the second Sunday of each month.

The program includes an art project, followed by a tour. Round shapes are involved in both.

“Each month we choose a theme that encompasses both the tour and the art project,” says Glenna Barlow, manager of engagement for the Columbia Museum of Art. “This month’s topic is ‘Round and Round’ so we’ll be discussing round shapes and curving lines.”

But participants will be doing more than discussing – they’ll be creating.

“In the studios families will make their own ‘tondo’, which is a special kind of circular painting, one of which we have in our collection,” Barlow says.

So folks can learn about tondos and other art “in the round” as they create their own Renaissance-inspired work of art.

The three-hour program begins at noon. A ‘roundabout’ family-centered tour of the galleries starts at 1 p.m.

“Passport to Art is a great way not just to beat the heat but to get together as a family and create something meaningful,” Barlow says.

“Each month kids and adults walk away with new ideas, having seen and created art in the museum.”

It’s free to visit the collection upstairs at Columbia Museum of Art every Sunday and the education gallery is free to visit every day.

For more information about Columbia Museum of Art go to www.columbiamuseum.org.