Fun-Filled Family Day Tied to Whimsical Florine Stettheimer Exhibition at the Jewish Museum Sunday, May 21

Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards

Release Date: April 24, 2017

Fun-Filled Family Day Tied to Whimsical Florine Stettheimer Exhibition at the Jewish Museum Sunday, May 21

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New York, NY, April 20, 2017 – The Jewish Museum will present Florine Stettheimer Family Day, a fun-filled day of activities geared towards children ages 3 and up, on Sunday, May 21, from 12 noon to 4 pm. Families can celebrate the whimsical and colorful world of painting and theater presented in the exhibition Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry with a drop-in art workshop, music by Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards, and gallery tours of the exhibition.

The first major U.S. exhibition in over 20 years focused on artist Florine Stettheimer (1871-1944) will be on view at the Jewish Museum from May 5, through September 24, 2017. Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry showcases over 50 paintings and drawings in addition to costume and theater designs, photographs, and ephemera, offering a timely reconsideration of this influential American painter with a sharp satirical wit, placing her centrally in the modern dialogue of high and mass culture.

This event is free with Museum admission. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information regarding family programs at the Jewish Museum visit  The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City.


Noon – 4 pm
Families can choose from three projects:

Imaginative Paper Puppets
Design puppets inspired by the playful characters in Stettheimer’s paintings with collage, fabric, feathers, and other materials.

Pop-up Scene
Construct a pop-up scene similar to the set designs by Stettheimer with colorful papers and drawing materials.

Costumed Snapshot
Pose in costumes for a one-of-a-kind family portrait using a Stettheimer theme.

12:15 pm and 2:00 pm
Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards offer a New Orleans-inspired jazz beat for all ages and will perform songs in the style of the 1920s in honor of the Stettheimer exhibition. NPR's All Things Considered calls Jazzy Ash "…one of the most talked about children's music artists."

1:00 pm -3:00 pm
Art Studio Session
Kids can paint a live dancer striking multiple poses inspired by the performers and dancers found in Stettheimer paintings.

1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Jewish Museum educators will lead two brief tours and sketching experiences spotlighting painting and set designs in the exhibition.

All day
Family gallery guides for Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry will be available for free.

Florine Stettheimer Family Day is made possible through the generosity of New York City Councilmember Daniel R. Garodnick. Additional support is provided through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education’s school and family programs are supported by endowed funds established by the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, the Kekst Family, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz.

About the Jewish Museum

Located on New York City’s famed Museum Mile, the Jewish Museum is a distinctive hub for art and Jewish culture for people of all backgrounds. Founded in 1904, the Museum was the first institution of its kind in the United States and is one of the oldest Jewish museums in the world. Devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary, the Museum offers diverse exhibitions and programs, and maintains a unique collection of nearly 30,000 works of art, ceremonial objects, and media reflecting the global Jewish experience over more than 4,000 years.

Location: 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City

Hours: Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm.

Admission: $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish Museum members. Pay What You Wish on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm. Free on Saturdays.

Information: The public may call 212.423.3200 or visit

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