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Spring Family Fair: Join the Circus!
Inspired by the exhibition Degas, Miss La La, and the Cirque Fernando, the Morgan's Spring Family Fair will celebrate the Big Top. The Ben Jam troupe returns to flip the traditional French circus on its head, as the animals tame the tamers. Conductor, composer, and Juilliard Pre-College faculty member Adam Glaser will transport us to the middle of a three-ring circus with The Composer's Paintbrush: Carnivals and Festivals, the third installment of his acclaimed multimedia musical series. Circus related crafts, costumes, and clowning workshops will complete the afternoon of family fun. Appropriate for ages 3–12.
Schedule of Events
The Composer's Paintbrush: Carnivals and Festivals!
Renowned conductor, composer, educator, and Juilliard Pre-College faculty member Adam Glaser returns to the Morgan
with the next installment in his acclaimed The Composer's Paintbrush series. This time, he brings his engaging brand of musical
humor and infectious enthusiasm to this fun, interactive program exploring how composers use music to "paint" the sights and
sounds of carnivals and festivals!
The Ben Jam Presents: Miss La La and the Roustabouts
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls... Miss La La's circus is all around you! Step into the Big Top and gaze upon acts of
defiance and daring sure to test the limits of your imagination! Prepare yourself for the topsy-turvy! Nothing is as it seems!
Come one, come all!
Craft a Clown
Using an array of colorful trimmings such as glitter, rhinestones, feathers, pompoms, tulles, and much more, educator
Deborah Lutz will help children create extravagant clown gear.
Quiet Time: Reading in The Library
Life is a circus! Do you need a short break? Join Morgan education staff members Laura McGowan and Denise Rompilla for
some quiet reading in Mr. Morgan's Library.
3:30 & 4 p.m.
Ever wanted to be a clown? It's not so hard, you know! All you have to do is be yourself ! Join Mismo de Otro and
Ben Lundberg in the auditorium for games, a little clown training, and your chance to clown around on stage!
12 – 4 p.m.
Big Top Treat: A Special Circus Snack at the Cafe
Take a pause. Have a pick-me-up. The Morgan Café offers special circus snacks including caramel popcorn, soft petite pretzels,
and pink lemonade. (Not included in the price of admission)
Sunday, April 28, 2013, 2–5 p.m.
Tickets: $8; $6 for Members; $2 for children
Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.