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09 Jul 2020

Virtual Insights: A Reading from Foodie Faces

Watch artist and authors Bill and Claire Wurtzel read from their new book Foodie Faces, which helps children understand and name their feelings. Bill and Claire will share ways for families to talk about feelings with children, and brief instructions for making art from food at home following the reading. Families and all ages welcome. Please note: this program was pre-recorded so that you can watch it on Facebook, Youtube or Vimeo when it is most convenient for your family.

Kirkus: “Readers might find themselves transfixed in wonder at the fantastical creations. Young readers will enjoy this journey through food and feelings…a visually delightful experience.”

Tune in on Thursday July 9 at 11:00 a.m. EDT and anytime afterwards to watch this reading on  Facebook, Youtube or Vimeo. Registration is not required, but you are welcome to make a donation to support ongoing public programs here and donations will be accepted until 4:00 pm. Please email if you have any questions.

Bill Wurtzel creates food art that expresses emotions. He was an award-winning advertising creative director and he is a renowned jazz guitarist who has hosted Jazz Wednesdays at the American Folk Art Museum for 11 years. Bill is also a board member of the Jazz Foundation of America. Together, Bill and Claire have authored Funny Food, Funny Food Made Easy, Foodie Faces and Meshuggah Food Faces (forthcoming October 2020).

Claire Wurtzel is an educator who helps teachers work effectively with students who struggle with learning and/or behavior challenges. Claire is the co-educational director of Hidden Sparks, and also facilitates workshops for administrators, parents, psychologists, librarians, and museum educators. Previously, she was on the faculty of the American Museum of Natural History, and chaired the Department of Special Education at Bank Street Graduate School.

Order your copy of one of Bill and Claire’s books from the museum shop online here. Questions about purchasing the book? Email

Support for 2020 remote public programs is provided by Art Bridges and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).


Image by Bill Wurzel.

11:00 am–11:15 am

Online; free with registration