Orra and Edward Hitchcock studied a variety of extinct animals (the Mastadon and Ichthyosaurus, to name a few) by researching, observing, and collecting fossils. The artist, Orra White Hitchcock, illustrated their research findings on large charts that her husband would use in his classroom. Program participants will explore and discuss the specimens and dinosaur tracks on display in the museum galleries, and then create their own imaginary extinct fossil prints in response to the process of scientific discovery.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Families and Folk Art is supported by the estate of Marlene Gordon.