Living Landscapes: Map Your Own Fantasy World

Saturday, February 9, 2019 11 AM–1 PM

Each ticket is valid for one child and up to two adults; Program consists of a thirty minute exhibition experience followed by a ninety minute art-making activity. Materials included. 

Appropriate for ages 8-14.

In this miniseries, children will first become apprentice cartographers, then watercolorists as they discover the historic techniques of mapmaking and then watercolor technique based on works in the exhibition Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth.

Part One “Ink Into Existence”

J.R.R. Tolkien once said “I wisely started with a map and made the story fit.” Maps have always played an essential role in our understanding of both the known and unknown world. Take a page from Tolkien and, with artist Simon Levenson, map out your very own fantasy realm using ink and paper.


Tickets to  "Watercolor Your World" are still available. 


J. R. R. Tolkien (1892–1973), Fantasy landscape, 1915?, watercolor, black ink. Tolkien Trust, MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 26. © The Tolkien Estate Limited 1937.

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