Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art
February 4 @ 11:00 am - 5:45 pm
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 9, 2020
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until February 9, 2020
Suggested Ages: All Ages, Toddlers, 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-10
Learn about Edith Halpert, the trailblazing art dealer whose influence, eye, and passion for American art championed the work of Stuart Davis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, Ben Shahn, and Charles Sheeler. See approximately 100 works of American modern and folk art that passed through the Downtown Gallery, the first major mainstream NYC art space run by a a woman and promoting the work of female, immigrant, Jewish African American and Asian artists.
Interactive Kids Gallery Guide available.
Enter a bizarro fairytale by New York-based artist Rachel Feinstein. See sculpture, painting, and video, panoramic wallpaper referencing religion and fairy tales, high European craft and low American kitsch, her needs as an artist and the needs of her family. Kid favorites include a clock-face assemblage and rainbow cinderella.
Explore new themes each week in drop-in art workshops. Paint, draw, sculpt, or craft a work of art inspired by exhibitions on view. Also go for a dig in the kid-focused Archaeology Zone.
Explore, sketch and hunt for a featured artifact in a simulated archaeological dig highlighting replicas from ancient to modern times.
Create art, share ideas, listen to storybook readings, and enjoy a playful tale told through instruments from Zimbabwe to China from jazz clarinetist Oran Etkin. A 10 am gallery program includes interactive activities, art viewing, and a PJ Library collection book reading. At 10:45 am head to the art studio…