Thursday, June 21, 2012

A&H's First Family Day @ The Museum

Family Days @ the Museum
 Visit the Art & History Museums-Maitland on the 3rd Saturday of the Month for Family Days at the Museum. This program is free with museum admission or A&H membership.  
Upcoming Family Day events include:
July 21:  Make a Family Tree – Maitland Historical Museum
August 18:  Calling Cards- Waterhouse Residence Museum
September 15: String Telephones – Telephone Museum
October 20:  Masks – A&H's Maitland Art Center
November 17:  Happy Holidays– Waterhouse Residence Museum

On June 16 the A&H celebrated Flag Day and visitors got to make fun paper and wooden flags.  Artist Martha Lent led families in this fun art activity!  The activity was set up right in the A&H's Maitland Art Center Gallery so participants could learn about artists Jasper Johns and Ab the Flagman after seeing the beautiful work of AndrĂ© Smith featured in A&H's latest exhibition A Day in the Life of the Research Studio.  
Martha's Flag.

 Check out some other fun shots from the day.  
(These were taken with a phone, more pictures to follow)!

Looking at artwork related to the lesson.

After completing projects, families enjoyed a celebratory cupcake.

Here are some of the supplies and the fun handouts that everyone took home!
 The idea for this lesson came from one of Jasper Johns' most famous works Three Flags

Three flags by Jasper Johns
Learn more about Johns' work by exploring 

Thanks to those of you who participated in the first Family Day at the Art & History Museums-Maitland!  Don't forget to check out the many fun things happening at  A&H this summer
Hope to see you soon! 

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting blog, introduced by a thought-provoking photo. The unusual wall painting of the dwellings is also a strangely modern interpretation. Something like this hieroglyphic view of a park by Swiss painter Paul Klee,
    The image can be seen at who can supply you with a canvas print of it.