Sunday, October 19, 2008
Paper Collage and Abstraction: Exploring the El Lissitzky Exhibition
Children and their parents or caretakers are invited to come for an afternoon of fun and hands-on creativity in the newly refurbished Pine Gallery. After a docent-lead tour of the El Lissitzky Exhibition, children and their parents will create their own paper collage influenced by Lissitzky.
El Lissitzky was an early 20th-century Russian futurist whose bright colors and geometric shapes appeal to children of all ages. The museum is exhibiting his work in a room painted and constructed in Lissitzky's style by contemporary artist Hideyo Okamura. By incorporating the architectural details of the room and moving from two to three dimensions, Okamura's installation makes Lissitzky's work come to life for children.
Participants will also be treated to a special improvisational performance by a group of dancers and musicians from the McGuffey Art Center. Brad Stoller, who leads a group of dancers practicing contact improvisation, frequently works with both children and adults in a collaborative setting. By participating in the performance, young dancers will have the opportunity to create their own living abstract compositions. To enhance their compositions, participants are encouraged to wear Lissitzky's preferred colors to the Family Art JAM: white, black, red, yellow and gray.
To register for the Family Art JAM, call 434-243-2050 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The museum is located at 155 Rugby Road, a short walk from the Rotunda, across the street from Madison Bowl.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Cartooning: Exploring the Oliphant & Daumier Exhibitions
University of Virginia Art Museum continues its popular children's programming, the Family Art JAM. On Sunday, February 22, the Museum will offer Cartooning: Exploring the Oliphant and Daumier Exhibitions for children ages four to 12.
Children and their grownups get a docent led tour of Leadership: Oliphant Cartoons & Sculpture from the Bush Years, an exhibition which includes some 100 cartoons, pencil sketches, oversized charcoal caricatures and sculpture in bronze and wax by nationally syndicated political cartoonist Patrick Oliphant. Geared to their level, this tour will focus on the aspects of Oliphant's cartooning that children can understand, and help them comprehend what the artist is saying about the political figures he depicts. The tour will also include a companion exhibition on the work of Honoré Daumier (1808-1879), whom Oliphant sites as a key figure in the inspiration of his work.
Following their tour of the exhibition, students spend some hands-on time with Charlottesville cartoon artist Warren Craghead III. Educated at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Texas at Austin, Craghead's work includes comics, drawings and illustrated books. His most recent book is based on the poetry of Guillaume Apollinaire, and is titled How to be Everywhere. His most recent exhibition, The Dot and the Line, was at Migration Gallery in Charlottesville. Craghead will talk about common cartoon language, understanding and creating symbols, and using drawing to communicate an idea. Students and their caretakers will create their own cartoon stories, and Craghead will help convert them into printable, foldable books.
To register for the Family Art JAM, call the Museum's education department at 434-243-2050 or email: email@example.com. The museum is located at 155 Rugby Road, a short walk from the Rotunda, across the street from Madison Bowl
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Printmaking and Lines: Exploring the Matisse, Picasso, and Modern Art in Paris Exhibition
Due to the early sell-out of the University of Virginia Art Museum's Family Art JAM event, Printmaking and Lines: Exploring the Matisse, Picasso, and Modern Art in Paris Exhibition, scheduled for March 29, an additional section will be offered on April 5.
The popular children's programming offers children ages 4 to 12 and their parents or caretakers to an afternoon of fun and hands-on creativity.
Children and their grownups will receive a docent-led tour of the Matisse, Picasso, and Modern Art in Paris exhibition, which includes some 88 works of modern French art created during the years 1904 to 1946 and collected by U.Va. alumnus T. Catesby Jones. Geared to their level, this tour will focus on portraits by Juan Gris, Paul Klee, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani and Pablo Picasso
After the tour, children will spend some hands-on time drawing portraits of their parents. They'll learn about the reduction method of block printing, and turn their portraits into multi-color linoleum block prints with the help of their parents.
The Family Art JAM for 4- to 7-year-olds and their caretakers or parents will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Seven- to 12-year-olds are invited to attend from 3 to 5 p.m. with a parent or caretaker.
The Family Art JAMs are available to Museum members for $10 for one adult with one or two children, and to non-members for $20. Additional children or adults can attend for $3 each. Museum membership is available for as little as $75 for families and $40 for seniors and U.Va. faculty and staff.
To register for the Family Art JAM, call the Museum's education department at 434-243-2050 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Museum is located at 155 Rugby Road, a short walk from the Rotunda, across the street from Madison Bowl.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
3rd Annual Flower Creations: Flower Sculptures Inspired by Art