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  1. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: African Rhythms

    Saturday, June 1 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Explore arts of the African continent through movement, masquerade, and more.

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  2. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: African Rhythms

    Sunday, June 2 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Explore arts of the African continent through movement, masquerade, and more.

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  3. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, June 6 | 9:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  4. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, June 6 | 10:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  5. What's in the Box?: Animals

    Thursday, June 6 | 11:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  6. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: African Rhythms

    Saturday, June 8 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Explore arts of the African continent through movement, masquerade, and more.

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  7. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: African Rhythms

    Sunday, June 9 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Explore arts of the African continent through movement, masquerade, and more.

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  8. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: African Rhythms

    Saturday, June 15 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Explore arts of the African continent through movement, masquerade, and more.

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  9. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: African Rhythms

    Sunday, June 16 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Explore arts of the African continent through movement, masquerade, and more.

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  10. Dinosaurs and Dragons and Unicorns, OH MY! (ages 6–7)

    Monday, June 17 | 9 am

    Track wild and wonderful beasts from your imagination as you stuff, build, draw, and paint fantastical creatures of your own.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  11. Dinosaurs and Dragons and Unicorns, OH MY! (ages 7–8)

    Monday, June 17 | 9 am

    Track wild and wonderful beasts from your imagination as you stuff, build, draw, and paint fantastical creatures of your own.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  12. Dinosaurs and Dragons and Unicorns, OH MY! (ages 9–11)

    Monday, June 17 | 9 am

    Track wild and wonderful beasts from your imagination as you stuff, build, draw, and paint fantastical creatures of your own.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  13. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, June 20 | 9:15 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session...

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  14. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, June 20 | 10:15 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session...

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  15. What's in the Box?: Movement

    Thursday, June 20 | 11:15 am

    Up, down, round and round, stomp your feet and twirl around! Explore all kinds of creative movement at the Museum.

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session...

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  16. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: African Rhythms

    Saturday, June 22 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Explore arts of the African continent through movement, masquerade, and more.

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  17. Pop-Up Art: Beautiful Machines

    Sunday, June 23 | 9 am

    Join artist Jeghetto for a drop-in puppetry workshop at Southern Oracle, the new installation by Heather Hart.

    Additional support provided by the Hartfield Foundation and...

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  18. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: African Rhythms

    Sunday, June 23 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Explore arts of the African continent through movement, masquerade, and more.

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  19. Time Travelers (ages 9–11)

    Monday, June 24 | 9 am

    Travel through space and time to learn about art from other periods and places as you design your own timeless masterpieces.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  20. Time Travelers (ages 7–8)

    Monday, June 24 | 9 am

    Travel through space and time to learn about art from other periods and places as you design your own timeless masterpieces.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  21. Time Travelers (ages 6–7)

    Monday, June 24 | 9 am

    Travel through space and time to learn about art from other periods and places as you design your own timeless masterpieces.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  22. Middle School Workshop: Fields of View

    Monday, June 24 | 9 am

    Power down and take time to connect with nature. Get up close and personal with the natural world while capturing your own views of nature, from landscapes in the galleries...

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  23. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: African Rhythms

    Saturday, June 29 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Explore arts of the African continent through movement, masquerade, and more.

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  24. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: African Rhythms

    Sunday, June 30 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Explore arts of the African continent through movement, masquerade, and more.

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  25. Middle School Workshop: Ready. Set. Draw.

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am

    Do you keep a sketchbook or always find yourself doodling? Come find endless inspiration for your drawing as you explore the Museum galleries and Park.

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  26. aMUSE Me! (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am

    Where will you find your muse? See inspiration everywhere as you discover what inspired artists in our galleries and what inspires you.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  27. aMUSE Me! (ages 9–11)

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am

    Where will you find your muse? See inspiration everywhere as you discover what inspired artists in our galleries and what inspires you.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  28. aMUSE Me! (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 8 | 9 am

    Where will you find your muse? See inspiration everywhere as you discover what inspired artists in our galleries and what inspires you.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  29. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 10 | 10:15 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our favorite children’s books during these interactive...

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  30. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 10 | 11 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our favorite children’s books during these interactive...

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  31. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 9–11) (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Discover how artists capture movement in painting and sculpture, and make your own “moving” works of art.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  32. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Discover how artists capture movement in painting and sculpture, and make your own “moving” works of art.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  33. Pre-K Camp: Trains, Planes, and Automobiles

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Beep! Beep! Hop aboard for an exciting week all about transportation. We’ll make art inspired by all the ways people get from here to there.

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  34. Movin' and Groovin' (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 15 | 9 am

    Discover how artists capture movement in painting and sculpture, and make your own “moving” works of art.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  35. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 17 | 10:15 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our favorite children’s books during these interactive...

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  36. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 17 | 11 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our favorite children’s books during these interactive...

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  37. Family Fun Saturdays: Books, Transformed

    Saturday, July 20 | 10:15 am

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each time means there’s always something new to discover. Please note: All participants (children and...

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  38. Family Fun Saturdays: Books, Transformed

    Saturday, July 20 | 1 pm

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each time means there’s always something new to discover. Please note: All participants (children and...

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  39. Myths, Monsters, and Magic (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Unearth the myths and legends of works of art in the galleries, and discover worlds beyond your imagination as you create your own fantasy creatures and worlds.

    See Camp...

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  40. Myths, Monsters, and Magic (ages 9–11) (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Unearth the myths and legends of works of art in the galleries, and discover worlds beyond your imagination as you create your own fantasy creatures and worlds.

    See Camp...

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  41. Middle School Workshop: Fiber Fun

    Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Sew your own textile masterpiece. Experiment with thread, fabric, and fiber materials to explore sewing, fabric dyeing, and beading.

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  42. Myths, Monsters, and Magic (ages 7–8) (Sold Out)

    SOLD OUT - Monday, July 22 | 9 am

    Unearth the myths and legends of works of art in the galleries, and discover worlds beyond your imagination as you create your own fantasy creatures and worlds.

    See Camp...

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  43. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 24 | 10:15 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our favorite children’s books during these interactive...

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  44. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 24 | 11 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our favorite children’s books during these interactive...

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  45. Wish You Were Here!

    Sunday, July 28 | Noon

    Discover scenes of Africa from historic postcards on view in our galleries. Then make a travel postcard to send or take home with you!

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  46. Water Works (ages 7–8)

    Monday, July 29 | 9 am

    Dive into aquatic-inspired art! From the pools and ponds of the Museum Park to undersea creatures of your imagination, this week is about all things water.

    See Camp FAQs...

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  47. Water Works (ages 6–7)

    Monday, July 29 | 9 am

    Dive into aquatic-inspired art! From the pools and ponds of the Museum Park to undersea creatures of your imagination, this week is about all things water.

    See Camp FAQs...

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  48. Middle School Workshop: Art for Change

    Monday, July 29 | 9 am

    Art has long been used to send messages and take a stand for change. Discover what artists in the NCMA galleries are saying with their work before communicating your own...

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  49. Water Works (ages 9–11)

    Monday, July 29 | 9 am

    Dive into aquatic-inspired art! From the pools and ponds of the Museum Park to undersea creatures of your imagination, this week is about all things water.

    See Camp FAQs...

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  50. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 31 | 10:15 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our favorite children’s books during these interactive...

    READ MORE

  51. Summer Story Time

    Wednesday, July 31 | 11 am

    Beat the heat with art-inspired story time in the Museum galleries! Drop in to listen, learn, and look from some of our favorite children’s books during these interactive...

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  52. Family Sunflower Adventure

    Saturday, August 3 | 9 am

    Take an adventure into the world of sunflowers during this family program at our sunflower field. Discover the life that creates this buzzing floral ecosystem—and maybe...

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  53. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Saturday, August 3 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  54. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Sunday, August 4 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  55. Middle School Workshop: Facetime

    Monday, August 5 | 9 am

    Discover some original selfies as you explore the many faces of the Museum’s galleries. Focus on self-portraiture in many forms and celebrate what makes you unique.

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  56. Up, Up, and Away (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 5 | 9 am

    Keep your head in the clouds and let your imagination soar! Explore the sky and beyond to create your own out-of-this-world art, from cloudscapes and birds to rockets and...

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  57. Up, Up, and Away (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 5 | 9 am

    Keep your head in the clouds and let your imagination soar! Explore the sky and beyond to create your own out-of-this-world art, from cloudscapes and birds to rockets and...

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  58. Up, Up, and Away (ages 7–8) (Waiting List)

    WAITING LIST - Monday, August 5 | 9 am

    Keep your head in the clouds and let your imagination soar! Explore the sky and beyond to create your own out-of-this-world art, from cloudscapes and birds to rockets and...

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  59. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, August 8 | 9:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  60. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, August 8 | 10:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  61. What's in the Box?: Seasons/Nature

    Thursday, August 8 | 11:15 am

    Have fun while exploring art together. Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes activities that stretch the imagination. Everyone can collect...

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  62. Family Fun Saturdays: Printmaking Explorations

    Saturday, August 10 | 10:15 am

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each time means there’s always something new to discover. Please note: All participants (children and...

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  63. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Saturday, August 10 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  64. Family Fun Saturdays: Printmaking Explorations

    Saturday, August 10 | 1 pm

    Gallery tour plus studio workshops for families. A different theme each time means there’s always something new to discover. Please note: All participants (children and...

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  65. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Sunday, August 11 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  66. Art Detectives (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am

    Uncover clues and secret histories of art and artists in the galleries before embarking on a journey to reveal your own mysterious works.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  67. Art Detectives (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am

    Uncover clues and secret histories of art and artists in the galleries before embarking on a journey to reveal your own mysterious works.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  68. Pre-K Camp: Animal Adventures

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am

    Can you slither like a snake or stand like a flamingo? Then you’ll love this week of wild and wonderful animals from around the globe.

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  69. Art Detectives (ages 7–8)

    Monday, August 12 | 9 am

    Uncover clues and secret histories of art and artists in the galleries before embarking on a journey to reveal your own mysterious works.

    See Camp FAQs and details here.

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  70. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Saturday, August 17 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  71. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Sunday, August 18 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  72. Art of the Afterlife

    Sunday, August 18 | Noon

    Inspired by the new exhibition What in the World Is a Grain Mummy?, make a decorative container inspired by the Museum’s grain mummy, sarcophagi, and coffins.

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  73. Goin' Green (ages 6–7)

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am

    Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art. Along the way you’ll develop an inspired, resourceful way of looking at...

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  74. Goin' Green (ages 9–11)

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am

    Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art. Along the way you’ll develop an inspired, resourceful way of looking at...

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  75. Middle School Workshop: Materials Remix

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am

    Make room for media beyond paint on canvas. Find inspiration in unexpected and unusual materials as you paint, sculpt, and draw your way through this unpredictable week.

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  76. Goin' Green (ages 7–8)

    Monday, August 19 | 9 am

    Bring found objects and recycled materials to life by transforming them into beautiful works of art. Along the way you’ll develop an inspired, resourceful way of looking at...

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  77. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, August 22 | 9:15 am

    Let art transport you to another world! Take an imaginary trip to a new place with art in the Museum.

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes...

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  78. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, August 22 | 10:15 am

    Let art transport you to another world! Take an imaginary trip to a new place with art in the Museum.

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes...

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  79. What's in the Box?: Places

    Thursday, August 22 | 11:15 am

    Let art transport you to another world! Take an imaginary trip to a new place with art in the Museum.

    Each session introduces a work of art from the Museum and includes...

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  80. Monster Drawing Rally 2019

    Friday, August 23 | 5:30 pm

    Join us for the fourth year of our live drawing event, featuring 75 artists at all stages of their careers drawing in front of a live audience. As spectators spy on the...

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  81. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Saturday, August 24 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

    ... READ MORE

  82. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Sunday, August 25 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

    ... READ MORE

  83. Weekend Family-Friendly Tours: Heroes and Monsters

    Saturday, August 31 | 10:30 am

    Half-hour tours for kids ages 5–11 and their adult companions. Uncover good, evil, and even unreal characters in art from our world and mythological realms.

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  84. Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents We Are Here

    Friday, September 6 | 7 pm

    Paperhand Puppet Intervention marks its 20th annual puppet pageant with a new spectacle called We Are Here. As always, the special anniversary production features giant...

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  85. Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents We Are Here

    Saturday, September 7 | 7 pm

    Paperhand Puppet Intervention marks its 20th annual puppet pageant with a new spectacle called We Are Here. As always, the special anniversary production features giant...

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  86. Paperhand Puppet Intervention presents We Are Here

    Sunday, September 8 | 7 pm

    Paperhand Puppet Intervention marks its 20th annual puppet pageant with a new spectacle called We Are Here. As always, the special anniversary production features giant...

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