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Winter Family Day Celebration
This year's annual Winter Family Day draws inspiration from two of the Morgan's current exhibitions: Charles Dickens at 200 and David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre. Families will travel back to the days of Dickens and Revolutionary France with art workshops, walking characters, a costume photo shoot, festive dancing, and more.
Sunday, December 4, 2011, 2–5 p.m.

All events are included with admission to the Morgan.
Appropriate for ages 6–12.

2 to 5 p.m.
Christmas Present!
The Grand Falloons company will lead visitors in a lively celebration of Victorian London with impersonations of A Christmas Carol characters Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, as well as Dickens and a few Victorian street performers. (Performance)

2:30. and 4 p.m.
The Nutcracker (Excerpts)
Students from the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre will offer excerpts from holiday classic The Nutcracker. (Performance—20 minutes) Limited seating on first-come, first-served basis. Tickets available at Admission Desk

3:15 p.m.
A Christmas Carol off the Shelves
The Grand Falloons Company will bring Dickens and his masterpiece to life in Mr. Morgan's spectacular library witha spirited reading of short excerpts from A Christmas Carol. (Performance—20 minutes)

2 to 5 p.m.
The Sleek and the Chic: French Photo Shoot
Children will travel through time, trying on colorful hand-made costumes and creating tableaux vivants inspired by French art. Digital photographs will be taken and sent to families by e-mail. (Workshop)

2 to 5 p.m.
Chapeaux Show: Hats à Gogo
Using an array of colorful trimmings, such as ribbons, feathers, flowers, and tulles, educator Deborah Lutz will help children recreate the extravagant hats worn in France by ladies and gentlemen around the Revolution. (Workshop)

2 to 5 p.m.
Dancing with the Fezziwigs
English Country Dance specialist Beverly Francis will lead children and adults through the dance steps that delight Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig and their guests in A Christmas Carol. (Workshop)

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.

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The programs of The Morgan Library & Museum are made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Background images: Photography by Todd Eberle unless otherwise noted. © 2006 Todd Eberle.