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 firstname.lastname@example.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
This program will focus on exploring the style and form of Carlo Zinelli’s artwork. Through guided discussion in the galleries, we will explore the bold colors, mesmerizing and complex patterns, and recurring silhouettes in the exhibition. In the studio, families will create their own visual responses, using a variety of media.RSVP
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.
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
In this very special family event, participants will sit for their own silhouette portraits, in profile, with silhouette and papercut artist Jenny Lee Fowler. Family members will take their own likeness home to cherish and display just as was common in the nineteenth century. — SOLD OUT
1:00 pm–2:00 pm
For individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias
2:30 pm–3:30 pm
Jalopy Theatre Presents at the American Folk Art Museum: Triboro
5:30 pm–7:30 pm