Celebrate art and literature at our annual Spring Family Fair! Inspire your family’s love of books with a visit to Mr. Morgan’s historic library, dress-up for a 19th century photo-shoot, write your own poetry on our family poetry wall, create crafts inspired by hand-cut silhouettes, and explore our spring exhibitions 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.
Sunday, April 30, 2–4:30 pm
Schedule of Events
About Face: Silhouette Selfies
No need for a cell phone with these selfies! Join artist and educator Simon Levenson to create your own Emily Dickinson-era silhouette of yourself, a family member, or even your favorite pet or animal!
“A little madness in the Spring”
Visit the Morgan’s Poetry Wall inspired by our exhibition I’m Nobody!
Who are You? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson. Using some of Emily Dickinson’s favorite words and punctuation marks, create your own unique poetry.
Family Film Screenings
Gilder Lehrman Hall
Produced by the Lower East Side Girl’s Club and directed with live drawing by Flash Rosenberg, Emily Dickinson - Her True Self will be screened in the Morgan’s Gilder Lehrman Hall. This short film is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Art’s The Big Read program. Accompanying Emily Dickinson - Her True Self and drawing inspiration from the Morgan’s Treasures from the Nationalmuseum of Sweden: The Collections of Count Tessin exhibition, the Morgan will also screen a selection of short films inspired by Sweden.
Calling All Time Travelers: Photo Shoot in the Parlors
Step into history as you try on hand-made period costumes created by artist Pam Koehler. Photographer Flash Rosenberg will take digital photos that will be sent to families by email at no charge.
While You Wait: Dala–It’s a Norse Horse of Course!
Morgan House Parlor Lobby
Join Morgan Educator Jennifer Comer in decorating your own Dala Horse. Inspired by long-standing Swedish folklore and symbolizing wonderful handicraft traditions, these wooden Dala horses have carved their way into Swedish history. Decorate your paper Dala horse with the same bright colors, maybe even add a little bit of sparkle!
3:30 pm and 4:30 pm
Provide your email address to enter the Morgan’s Spring Family Fair Raffle. This opportunity puts you on our Family Program mailing list and gives you a chance to win one of four copies of Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson, edited by Susan Snively and illustrated by Christine Davenier.
The Morgan’s family programs offer a unique and engaging museum experience to learn more as a family about the process of creative expression. Our innovative art workshops are designed for adults and children to complete together. They are limited to families with children and due to the use of special art materials are intended for the ages listed.
Appropriate for ages 3–14.