Spring Family Programs at the Guggenheim Museum

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SPRING FAMILY PROGRAMS AT THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM


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Spring programs for families, kids, and tweens are presented in conjunction with current and upcoming exhibitions Zarina: Paper Like Skin, Gutai: Splendid Playground, and No Country: Contemporary Art  for South and Southeast Asia.

FOR FAMILIES
ARTIST-LED FAMILY TOUR AND WORKSHOP
Gutai: Splendid Playground

Sat, Feb 16, 11 am–1:30 pm
Ages 4–12
In conjunction with the special exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground, artists Matsutani Takesada and Horio Sadaharu engage families in creating Gutai-inspired art. Galleries of the exhibition will be open for families to visit and a participatory and experimental art-making workshop will take place.

$30 per family, $20 members, free for family members. Includes museum admission, workshop materials, and tour for two adults and up to four children. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/families. To register, call 212 423 3587, Mon–Fri, 1–5 pm.

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No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia

Sun, Apr 21, 11 am–1:30 pm
Ages 4–12
During this program combining storytelling with art making, and in conjunction with No Country, exhibition artist Khadim Ali retells ancient tales that he learned as a young child from his grandfather. Families then create works based on responses to Ali’s stories.

Free with museum admission. Includes materials. For more information, visit guggenheim.org/map. To register, call 212 423 3587, Mon–Fri, 1–5 pm.

STROLLER TOURS
Tues, Feb 19, 3–4 pm
Mon, Mar 11, 3–4 pm
Fri, Apr 19, 3–4 pm
Led by museum educator and new mom Jackie Delamatre, one-hour tours of the Guggenheim’s spring exhibitions are given for caregivers and their babies.

$15, free for family members. Includes museum admission. Single strollers and front baby carriers only. Registration required at strollertours@guggenheim.org.

SECOND SUNDAY FAMILY TOURS
Suns, Mar 10, Apr 14, and May 12, 10:30 am–12 pm
Ages 4–12
Visitors explore the Guggenheim’s spring exhibitions through family-oriented tours that incorporate conversation and creative hands-on gallery activities.

$15 per family, $10 members, free for family members. Includes museum admission and tour for two adults and up to four children. Registration required at guggenheim.org/families.
       
FAMILY TOUR AND WORKSHOP
Suns, Mar 24 and Apr 7, 11 am–1:30 pm
Ages 4–12
Following an interactive gallery tour, families create their own work in our studio.

$30 per family, $20 members, free for family members. Includes museum admission, workshop materials, and tour for two adults and up to four children. Registration required at guggenheim.org/families.

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No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia

Suns, 1–4 pm
Ages 3–10
Museum educators lead creative, interactive projects for visitors that explore highlights of the exhibition No Country: Contemporary Art for South and Southeast Asia.

Free with museum admission.
       
OPEN STUDIOS FOR FAMILIES
Suns, 1–4 pm
Ages 5–14
Families are able to stop by the Sackler Center’s Studio Art Lab and create a work of art inspired by the Guggenheim spring exhibition Gutai: Splendid Playground.

Free with museum admission.
       
FOR KIDS
MIDWINTER-BREAK CAMP

Feb 18–19, 9:30 am–4 pm
Ages 8–11
The Midwinter-Break Camp is a two-day vacation camp during which kids focus on building and improving their creative skills with Guggenheim teaching artists through gallery and studio explorations.

$200, $150 for members. Includes art materials, snacks, a family pass, and photos documenting the program. Registration required online at guggenheim.org/kids.

SPRING BREAK CAMP
Mar 18–22, 9:30 am–4 pm and/or
Mar 25–29, 9:30 am–4 pm
Ages 8–11
This five-day creative camp fosters children’s critical-thinking skills and imagination while exploring the museum's Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and spring exhibitions. Led by museum educators, each session includes guided gallery explorations followed by hands-on workshops where participants create their own works of art. Various mediums and methods, including painting, sculpture, collage, and digital media in individual and collaborative projects, are carefully designed to provide age-appropriate projects. The camp concludes with a mini exhibition for family and friends.

$500, $400 for members. Includes art materials, snacks, a family pass, and photos documenting the program. Registration required online at guggenheim.org/kids.
       
ART AFTER SCHOOL
Eight Tues beginning Apr 2, 4–6:15 pm
Ages 8–11
Children explore and create art at the Guggenheim’s after-school program Art After School. Program participants experience the museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed architecture as well as its permanent collection and special spring exhibitions. Each session's gallery visit serves as inspiration for in-depth art projects in the studio. Children learn about a wide range of techniques, including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, collage, and photography. The program concludes with a mini-exhibition for family and friends.

$300, $250 for members. Includes art materials, snacks, a family pass, and photos documenting the program. Registration required online at guggenheim.org/kids.

FOR TWEENS
YOUR FIRST ARTIST PORTFOLIO

Eight Mons beginning Apr 1, 4–6:15 pm
Grades 6–8
This intensive program, led by a Guggenheim teaching artist, provides tweens who are preparing to apply to specialized arts high schools with a creative and supportive artistic environment for portfolio preparation. Students work with a wide range of mediums and develop a portfolio of personal work. The majority of time is spent working with materials in the museum's studio; occasional visits to the Guggenheim's galleries are also scheduled.

$400, $350 members. Includes art materials, snacks, and a family pass. Registration required online at guggenheim.org/tweens.

FAMILY ACTIVITY PACK AND GUIDES
Ages 3–12
The Family Activity Pack prompts conversation, provides information about artwork, and offers hands-on activities for visitors of 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.

For registration and more information, visit guggenheim.org/families or call 212 423 3587, Mon–Fri, 1–5 pm.

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