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Families and Folk Art

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.

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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


Avatars and Animals

Participants will consider how self-taught artist Ronald Lockett used animals in a range of symbolic ways, sometimes as an avatar for himself. In the studio workshop, families will use driftwood and other found materials to construct their own 2D and 3D forms inspired by the animals in the exhibition.