Nadia Ostapenko, a fifth-grader at the Sedalia Middle School, left, gives Carolyn Sperry, a Daum Museum of Contemporary Art docent, her interpretation of the symbolism in "Generals" a mixed media collage by Lupus Garrett that spans two walls in the Douglas Freed Gallery. About 125 fifth-graders divided into five groups at the museum Tuesday and with the guidance by docents were given the opportunity to view and comment on five different art pieces on display at the museum as part of a Visual Thinking Strategies program. "It's great fun, they went beyond the obvious," said Sperry. "Their interpretations are wonderful." she said.
Fifth-grader Anthony Wilkinson, center, talks about what he sees in “Line Operations,” a mixed-media canvas by Fabian Maraccio. Docent Julie DeBord, right, leads the discussion.