Spring Family Fair

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, explore our spring exhibitions, compose your own poetry on our poetry wall, make crafts inspired our collections, and through an interactive performance, meet Belle da Costa Greene, Pierpont Morgan’s librarian and the first director of the Morgan Library.

Appropriate for ages 3–14.

Schedule of Events

2-4:30 pm
Here Be Dragons: Inspired by the Morgan’s collection of Medieval illuminated manuscripts, with educator Azi Amiri, craft a colorful puppet with paper and tissue to create your own fire-breathing dragon!
Picture This!
In celebration of the work of photographer Peter Hujar, personalize a picture frame with stickers, gems, and patterned tape with educator Andrea Gray. You can use it to display your parlor photo shoot.

Photo Shoot in the Parlor:
Get into character, literally, as Pierpont Morgan or Belle da Costa Greene, using our new head-in-the-hole board created by artist Pam Koehler. Professional digital photographs will be sent to families by e-mail at no charge.

A Streetcar Named Adjective:
On the Morgan’s Poetry Wall, compose your own unique verse inspired by great writers such as Tennessee Williams.

Sign up for our Family Raffle for a chance to win a copy of The Velveteen Rabbit, with reproductions of the original 1922 illustrations from the Morgan’s collection.

2:30–2:45 pm and 3:30–3:45 pm: Meet Belle da Costa Greene
Actor Starr Kirkland portrays Belle da Costa Greene, Pierpont Morgan’s librarian and the first director of the Morgan, in an interactive performance.

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.

Sunday, April 15, 2–4:30 pm
Free with museum admission.

Appropriate for ages 3–14.

Spring Family Fair 2016. Photography by Emily Korn.

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