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03 Nov 2018

Families and Folk Art: Animals All Around

Animals of all kinds feature prominently in John Dunkley’s paintings and sculptures of his native Jamaica. Drawing inspiration from the artist’s subjects, participants will create their own mixed media sculptural menagerie.

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.

More info: 212. 265. 1040, ext. 381, or

Families and Folk Art is supported by the estate of Marlene Gordon.


Image: John Dunkley (Jamaica, 1891–1947), Banana Plantation (detail), c. 1945, mixed media on plywood, 29 1/8 x 17 5/8 in., National Gallery of Jamaica, Kingston, gift of Cassie Dunkley. Photo by Franz Marzouca.

1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Free; registration required