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Nottingham Fair. Courtesy of Henry Chapin.
The Morgan's Spring Family Fair
During this spring family fair organized in conjunction with Illuminating Fashion: Dress in the Art of Medieval France and the Netherlands, Henry Chapin and his early music ensemble will lead families in traditional dances and songs enjoyed in France and England 500 years ago. Children will try on costumes inspired by the books of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in the Morgan collection, make their own wool chaperons and hats, and try their hand at fabric dyeing using centuries-old processes. Come with your own homemade medieval costume. Appropriate for ages 6-12.
The Nottingham Fair Early Music Ensemble entertains
families with period instruments and will lead children and
adults in traditional European songs and dances.
Fashionistas Illuminated: The Costume Photo Shoot
Children will become medieval fashionistas as they try on
hand-made colorful costumes and create tableaux vivants in the
style of the miniatures on display in the exhibit Illuminating
Fashion. Digital photographs will be taken and sent to families
Accessorize! Make a Hat
Artist and educator Pam Koehler helps families sew and
assemble trendy medieval headdresses for boys and girls.
Then, they can go dancing.
A Bug, a Nut, and a Flower: The Must-Have Color Trend
Scribe and Illuminator Karen Gorst shares medieval dyeing
recipes with families. Participants will then dye their own
cotton kerchiefs using a variety of natural substances.
Colors a la Cart
In the Illuminating Fashion gallery families join educator Bel
Mojica around our Color Cart and discover the medieval
world of colors with a collection of dyed silk, cotton, and
wool swatches, painted parchment samples, and an array of
historical pigments, dyes, and their natural sources.
Saturday, May 21, 2011, 2–5 p.m.
Tickets: Adults: $8 for Non-Members; $6 for Members; children $2
Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.