Hanukkah Family Day

Art, Music, and More


Sunday, December 18, 2016
12 – 4 pm
Scheuer Auditorium

Join us for a fun-filled day celebrating the festival of lights as a family! Hear live music, make unique works of art together for the holiday, see Hanukkah lamps in the museum’s collection and more!

Ages 3 & up

Hanukkah Family Day Schedule:

Noon – 4 pm: Drop-in Art Workshops

Found Object Menorahs

Design whimsical Hanukkah menorah sculptures with found objects inspired by the striking art on view in the exhibition Masterpieces & Curiosities: Memphis Does Hanukkah as well as Hanukkah lamps in the Museum’s permanent exhibition.
Hand-Printed Cards
Create handmade block stamps to print on cards and share with family and friends during the holiday. In the spirit of the exhibition, Take Me I’m Yours, families may trade stamps and cards with each other.
Dreidel Designs
Craft innovative spinning tops or imaginative dreidels, inspired by the bold and whimsical designs of objects in Masterpieces & Curiosities: Memphis Does Hanukkah.
Collaborative Hanukkah Sculpture
Collaborate on a large scale work of art drawing inspiration from Peter Shire’s Hanukkah lamp in Masterpieces & Curiosities: Memphis Does Hanukkah.

StickTogether™  Project
Work together to create a pixilated image made up of colorful stickers designed by StickTogether™ which will form a vibrant menorah image by the end of the event.

12:30pm and 2:30 pm: ShirLaLa Hanukkah – Two Concerts
Hear kid rocker Shira Kline perform a musical re-enactment of the Hanukkah story, full of heroes, drama, and miracles. Hear tunes from her holiday album such as “Chanukah Bamba,” “This Little Light of Mine,” and more.
1:30 pm: Drawing Performance: Hanukkah Stories Coming to Life
See a playful tale unfold in this eye-catching performance by storyteller and illustrator Jeff Hopkins using live drawing, animation, and narration with sound and movement.
1:00 pm and 3:15 pm: Spotlight Tours
Discover Hanukkah lamps from around the world on a brief gallery tour.
All day
Self-Guided Printed Family Guides

Explore printed family gallery guides for Masterpieces & Curiosities: Memphis Does Hanukkah, John Singer Sargent’s Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children, and Hanukkah lamps on view in the Museum’s permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey.

Free with Museum Admission