Through the mid-1800s, sampler making was an important part of girls’ education in America. In a gallery tour, learn about several beautifully intricate samplers created by young female students all around New York City. As a family, create your own sampler in a guided artmaking workshop.
Families and Folk Art 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. Space is limited; registration required. More info: 212. 265. 1040, ext. 381, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Families and Folk Art is supported by the estate of Marlene Gordon.
Image: City Hall Sampler; Elizabeth Jane Hunter (c. 1815–?); New York City; 1828; silk on linen; 17 x 20 . in.; collection of New-York Historical Society, gift of Stuyvesant Fish, 1946.48. Photo ©New-York Historical Society.