School Vacation Week Adventures
April 17 - April 20, 2012
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.)
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)
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!