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    School Vacation Week Adventures

    Presented by at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    April 17 - April 20, 2012


    School Vacation Week Adventures

    Cogan Family Foundation Vacation Week Adventures:

    Travels through Time
    Tue–Fri, Apr 17–20 (please note: the Museum is closed Mon, Apr 16)
    10 am–4 pm (Wed to 8 pm)
    Step back in time and fast forward into the future exploring objects from the past and present. Join a special family-friendly tour, drop-in on a story hour, and create your own art in the galleries. See the schedule on our web calendar. ( ASL Interpretation provided Apr 18.)

    All ages and abilities welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required. FREE admission for kids all week. (Kids 6 and under always get FREE admission to the MFA, and kids 7 to 17 are free during non-school hours.)

    Special Events:

    Story Hour, Gallery 274
    10:30 am and 1:30 pm; ASL interpretation Wed at 1:30 pm. Drop in to enjoy stories about exciting journeys set in different times and places. Stay for a story or for the whole hour. Great for toddlers.

    Children's Tours, Sharf Visitor Center
    Every 15 minutes from 10:15 am–Noon; ASL interpretation Wed at 10:15 am. Travel "over the river and through the woods" on this kid-friendly 30-minute tour of the contemporary collection.

    Characters through Time, Alfond Auditorium
    11:30 am and 1 pm Tue–Thu; no performance on Friday. ASL interpretation Wed at 11:30 am. Step back in time to meet a historical figure during these 30-minute performances. We welcome new characters Tuesday through Thursday, including a soldier, a slave, and an author. (Tuesday—Joan Gatturna as Deborah Sampson, a woman who fought in the Revolutionary War; Wednesday—Valarie Tutson as Ona Maria Judge, a slave who ran away from President Washington’s house; Thursday—Jan Turnquist as Louisa May Alcott, author of Little Women)

    Art-Making Activities:
    10 am–4 pm (until 8 pm on Wed). Drop in to enjoy hands-on activities for all ages.

    Majestic Ships, Part I: Drawing, LG28
    Imagine the travels you could have in these miniature ships! Pick up drawing materials and create sketches inspired by these amazing ship models.

    Majestic Ships, Part II: Collage, Shapiro Family Courtyard
    After you create your ship-inspired sketch, turn your drawing into an exciting mixed-media collage!

    Future Travels Landscape Painting, Druker Family Pavilion 159 and 160
    Discover Impressionist landscape paintings in Gallery 255. Then create your own landscape painting of a place you want to visit one day.

    "Close" Portraits, Riley Seminar Room 156
    Get inspired by Chuck Close’s portrait Paul IV in Gallery 259. Combine old techniques of silhouette portrait artists and Chuck Close’s grid technique to create your self-portrait.

    Game Pieces to Avatars, Gallery 113
    Find the ancient game in Gallery 110. Then create your own updated game piece sculpture!

    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    465 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    FREE admission for kids all week. Accompanying Adults: Free for MFA members, general admission for non-members.

    General Day and Time Info:

    Tue-Fri, Apr 17-20 10 am-4 pm (Wed to 8 pm)

    Phone: 1-800-440-6975

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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