American Art Family Day


Sunday, November 10, 2019
11 am – 4 pm
Floor 4 Studio

Ages 3 & up

Families are invited to discover masterworks of Georgia O’Keeffe, Jacob Lawrence, Ben Shahn and other notable artists collected by art dealer Edith Halpert at this family extravaganza. Collage a pop-up cityscape, sculpt a playful figure, paint a colorful still life in our art studio, hear the jazz age stylings of Grammy Winner Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats, collaborate on a giant work of art, participate in a gallery tour, and more.

American sign language interpretation will be provided from 1-3 pm

Family Day Schedule:
Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats  11:30 am & 2 pm – two sets

Groove to delightful jazz age inspired music for all ages with the Grammy-nominated band Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats! See artworks projected of artists Edith Halpert championed during the era jazz was in full swing across the country. Enjoy the interactive jazz-scat-along play, while singing about the simple joys and delights of life.

The 2 pm concert will have sign language interpretation. 

Image: Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats

11 am – 4 pm:  Drop-in Art Workshops

- Pop-Up Cityscapes - Collage a unique city scene inspired by Jacob Lawrence and John Marin. Find creative ways to make buildings and characters come to life and pop off the page.

- Playful Figures - Using self-hardening clay to sculpt a figure or head of a person inspired by the sculptures of Eli Nadelman and other striking sculptures collected by Halpert. 

- Colorful Still Life - Paint with watercolor a close up view of natural objects such as shells, tree branches, leaves, flowers, rocks after viewing the brilliant paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe.

- Collaborative Neighborhood - Combine found objects, cardboard and other materials to design a neighborhood diorama that brings together a variety of people in a sculptural environment.

1 pm and 3 pm:  Spotlight Gallery Tours
An educator will conduct a brief gallery tour with a sketching opportunity that will spotlight art work on view in the exhibition.
The 1 pm tour will have sign langauge interpretation. 

All day
Explore the galleries with printed family guides for the exhibition.

Free with Museum Admission; admission free for children 18 and under

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Georgia O'Keeffe, Poppies, 1950. Oil on canvas, Milwaukee Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Harry Lynde Bradley, M1977.133. Artwork © Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photograph by John R. Glembin