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Families and Folk Art

Families and Folk Art is held the first Saturday of every month. This program introduces children ages 4 to 12 and their accompanying adults to folk art through interactive discussion-based tours in the galleries followed by hands-on artmaking activities inspired by objects in the museum. Museum admission is always free. Space is limited; registration required.

Register: See link below or call 212. 265. 1040, ext. 381.

More Info: 212. 265. 1040, ext. 381, or familyprograms@folkartmuseum.org

Educational programs are sponsored in part by the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and City Council Member Helen Rosenthal.

1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Free

Portraiture: Framing the Subject

Participants will take turns being the “sitter” and the artist, using watercolor techniques and creating their own unique picture frames in which they can display work inspired by the exhibition, Securing the Shadow: Posthumous Portraiture in America.

This program introduces children ages 4–12 and their accompanying adults to folk art through interactive discussion-based tours in galleries followed by hands-on artmaking activities inspired by objects in the museum. Museum admission is always free. Space is limited; registration required.

Reserve tickets