Familial Beasts

Along with summertime comes summer vacations. Dad loads up the Caravan with every possible item of comfort he can squeeze in like a pack rat. Mom keeps everything moving with the kids like mother hens tend to do. Then there's the kids. They can embody any number of species while on a road trip -- from docile kittens to raging lions or a pack of delirious baboons. There has to be another option to stay entertained until beginning of the school year. Get in touch with your inner quadruped and visit the ASU Art Museum for annual Family Fun Day Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There you can correlate human and animal activity by exploring the "Zoomorphic" exhibition, which presents works that strike a balance between logic and primordial instinct. To keep the kids involved will be hands-on arts activities and theme-related performances to help them understand how many cultures have used these images to survive and flourish pre-cable. Unleash the hounds at 51 East 10th Street in Tempe. Admission is free. Call 480-965-2787 or visit
Sat., July 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2013
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Craig Smith