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.
Participants will learn about a range of quilting techniques, including intarsia—a method of piecing wool to create highly detailed pictorial scenes. After a guided gallery discussion, families will create their own narrative designs, using a modified intarsia technique. The quilts featured in the exhibition War and Pieced: The Annette Gero Collection of Quilts from Military Fabrics were created by soldiers, sailors, and tailors, repurposing the fabric from military uniforms. We ask that program participants bring in one small swatch of fabric from home to further personalize their own piece. We will also have a selection of fabric to choose from.