Summer Family Programs at the Guggenheim Museum

SUMMER FAMILY PROGRAMS AT THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

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Summer programs for families, kids, and teens presented in conjunction with current exhibitions Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960, on view through September 12, and Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, on view June 29–October 8.

FOR FAMILIES: SUMMER SUNDAY FAMILY TOURS
Sundays, June 24–July 29, 10:30 am–noon

For families with children ages 5–10
Visitors explore the Guggenheim’s summer exhibitions through family-oriented tours that incorporate conversation and creative hands-on gallery activities.

June 24: Amazing Abstraction!
Families investigate abstract art of the 1950s in the exhibition Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960.

July 1: Revealing Portraits
This tour acquaints families with portraits in the Guggenheim's galleries.

July 8: Shake it up!
Participants discover different ways that artists capture movement in their work.

July 15: What’s the Matter?
From watercolor to wood, gouache to gold leaf, families view different materials artists use to create their vision.

July 22: With a Flick of the Wrist…
Families examine works of art to figure out if an artist has left clues about how a piece was made.

July 29: Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective for Families
This family tour explores the film and photographic works in the exhibition Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective.

$15 per family, $10 members, free for family members. Registration required at 212 423 3587, Mon–Fri, 1–5 pm.


OPEN STUDIO
Sundays, July–Aug 5, 12–4 pm

For families with children ages 5–10 Visitors will be able to stop by the Sackler Center's Studio Art Lab and create an abstract work of art inspired by the exhibition Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960.

Free with museum admission.


JUST DROP IN!

Sundays, 1–4 pm
For families with children ages 3–10
Museum educators lead creative, interactive projects for visitors that explore exhibition highlights.

Free with museum admission.


FOR KIDS: SUMMERSCAPES ART CAMP

July 16–20, 2012, 9:30 am–4 pm and/or
July 23–27, 2012, 9:30 am–4 pm and/or
July 30–August 3, 2012, 9:30 am–4 pm

For kids ages 8–11
Summerscapes is the Guggenheim’s museum educator–led mini-camp that take place each year in July and August. Each of the five-day sessions begins with an exploration of our Frank Lloyd Wright building, permanent collection, and special exhibitions. Kids then have time in the museum’s art studio for individual and collaborative hands-on projects and to experiment with everything from painting and sculpture to printmaking and collage. Summerscapes concludes with a mini exhibition so children can share their creations with family and friends.

$500 per week, $900 two weeks ($400/$700 for members). Limit is two weeks per child. Includes all art materials, snacks, a family pass, and photos documenting the program. Registration required at 212 423 3637, Mon–Fri, 1–5 pm.


FOR TEENS: TEEN NIGHT AT THE GUGGENHEIM
Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 5–8:30 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, teens mingle in the Guggenheim galleries and meet artist Rineke Dijkstra and exhibition curator Jennifer Blessing. While talking with teen educators, participants can see the art on view and enjoy music and refreshments. Cosponsored by the Museum Teen Summit, NYC.

Free, registration and RSVP required at guggenheim.org/teenprograms. Current high-school ID badge must be presented at check-in.


FRAMING THE PHRASE: WRITING IN THE GALLERIES
July 30 and 31, August 2, 6, 7, and 9, 1–4 pm; August 9, 5:30–7 pm

For grades 9–12
Teens explore modern and contemporary art and respond to works featured in the museum’s summer exhibitions through in-depth group conversations, sketching, and creative writing facilitated by a professional writer and educator. The program concludes with a reading for family and friends.

Fee: $200, $175 members (financial assistance available upon request). The application process is selective. To apply, download the application (PDF). For more information visit guggenheim.org/teenprograms or e-mail teenprograms@guggenheim.org.


STILLSPOTTING NYC: STATEN ISLAND FOR FAMILIES
Saturday, August 4, 2–4 pm

In conjunction with Telettrofono, the fourth edition of the stillspotting nyc program in Staten Island, families are welcome to attend a free event on Saturday, August 4 from 2–4 pm. This family day will include a reading focusing on Antonio Meucci’s life and work, art activities, and refreshments. Stillspotting nyc is a two-year project that takes the Guggenheim’s Architecture and Urban Studies programming out into the streets of the city’s five boroughs.

To register or learn more about stillspotting nyc, visit stillspotting.guggenheim.org.


FAMILY ACTIVITY PACK AND GUIDES

For families with children ages 3–12
The Family Activity Pack prompts conversation, provides information about artwork, and offers hands-on activities sure to engage all ages. Permanent Collection Pack also available.

Family Activity Guides provide information and activities for families to explore the Guggenheim on their own.

Free with museum admission. Available on loan at the Information Desk. Last checkout is at 4 pm.


To register for any family program, call 212 423 3587, Mon–Fri, 1–5 pm. For general information, e-mail familyprograms@guggenheim.org. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/families.

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