Tuesday, August 9, 2011
More than 250 kids from our Boys & Girls Clubs attended “Kids Rock Philbrook Day” last Thursday. In the morning, the kids were treated to a concert by a classically trained pianist, an opera singer and the Arthur Thompson African Dancers. Kids swarmed over Philbrook’s front lawn for lunch while drummers from Jeff Porter Percussions called and drummed rap and African music. The afternoon was spent touring the villa and taking in exhibits. Philbrook’s docents, specially trained volunteers, taught the kids important points about exhibits varying from ancient artifacts to contemporary sculpture. It was a very interactive experience for the kids, as the docents had as many questions for them as they did for the docents. I had a great time and probably learned as much as the kids!