A Recap on Spring Family Fair

During the Spring Family Fair on Sunday April 30, 2017, visitors get creative with words and punctuation inspired by our exhibition I’m Nobody! Who are You? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson. This time lapse video catches poetry in motion.

The Morgan recently hosted our annual Spring Family Fair, and I want to thank you, our visitors, for making it a wonderful day! As Manager of Education Programs at the Morgan, it is particularly meaningful to me when I see our historic spaces and special exhibitions activated by families encountering the collection. 

This year, we celebrated with activities themed around an incredible season of exhibitions, including I’m Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden: The Collections of Count Tessin.

The lineup of activities themed to our Emily Dickinson exhibition allowed families to partake in “A little madness in the Spring” with our Family Poetry Wall or cut a dashing figure with “Silhouette Selfies.” (This one appears to have gone purr-fectly.)  Guest photographer Flash Rosenberg got into the spirit of the day by dressing all in white like the famous American poetess, offering kids the opportunity for a photo shoot in the parlors of the 1850s Morgan House. We got into the Swedish spirit with a traditional craft project: Dala Horses! Much glitter, feathers and very tiny saddles inspired all. And finally, families could watch a series of curated children’s films, including live drawing illustrations of Emily’s poetry and the adventures of a feisty Swedish macaron.  

We hope you enjoy these images of the day. Winter Family Fair will return in December 2017, and we will have many family activities until then!

Photography by Emily Korn

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