The Jewish Museum will present a fun-filled, multi-generational family day celebrating the vibrant worlds of illustrator, author and designer Maira Kalman and artist Henri Matisse on Sunday, May 15th from 12 noon to 4 pm. Highlights of day the include two performances by Bash the Trash, a huge art workshop, and family gallery hunts. The Maira + Matisse Family Day is inspired by the current exhibitions, Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) and Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore.
This event is free with Museum admission. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information, the public may call 212.423.3337 or visit the Museum’s website. The museum is located at 1109 5th Ave at 92nd Street.
The Maira + Matisse Family Day is made possible by New York City Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick.
MAIRA + MATISEE FAMILY DAY SCHEDULE
12:30 pm and 2 pm
CONCERTS: BASH THE TRASH
Maira Kalman’s love of music and the beauty and potential of everyday objects will be celebrated in these performances. Found objects will be used to create music in the spirit of performances by Kalman and composer Nico Muhly that used such items as egg beaters and teacups.
Bash the Trash Environmental Arts combines music and environmental awareness through performances, educational programs and social initiatives. Whether performing with musical instruments built from trash, building artworks from found objects or consulting on environmental arts education, BTT always focuses on how the arts and science work together. Bash the Trash currently reaches about 50,000 students, teachers and adults per year through performances, workshops, festivals, professional development sessions and other events.
12:00 noon to 4:00 pm
DROP-IN ART WORKSHOP: COLLECTED WONDER BOXES
Families can design and personalize colorful collage boxes inspired by the works of Maira Kalman and Henri Matisse.
1:00 to 3:00 pm
DROP-IN ART MAKING STATION: PAINTED WORLDS
Families can paint colorful miniature scenes with watercolor soluble crayons, using vivid color to depict a favorite room or place.
SELF-GUIDED FAMILY TOURS
A specialized gallery hunt will highlight the way Henri Matisse inspired and is featured in Maira Kalman’s work. Gallery guides will also be available for exploring Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World) as a whole.