WELLESLEY, Mass. – Do you have an aspiring Picasso or Dürer in the family? The Davis Museum at Wellesley College invites family members of all ages to Family Day: Playing with Printmaking on Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m. through 3 p.m. This free event includes printmaking activities with inspiration drawn from current Davis exhibition, Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country.
During Family Day, visitors can participate in treasure hunts in the galleries, storytime, colorful art creations with printing and carving, museum tours, and more. “Using everyday materials such as fruits and vegetables to make patterns are a great way to introduce budding artists to printmaking,” says Arthurina Fears, Manager of Museum Education and Programs. “We hope that visitors will be inspired by the artwork in the galleries and continue exploration of art making with accessible materials at home.”
If you go:
Date: Saturday, October 13
Time: 11 a.m. through 3 p.m.
Location: Davis Museum at Wellesley College
Food: Light refreshments will be provided
· 11 a.m.–3 p.m.: Free Art Activities: Fruit and veggie printmaking, scratch art, scratch foam prints, and a treasure hunt
· 1:30–1:55 p.m.: Storytime and Songs from Wellesley Free Library
· 2–2:45 p.m.: Family Tours:
o Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country
o Exploration of the Permanent Collection
Family Day: Playing with Printmaking is generously supported by the Palley Endowment Fund for Davis Museum Outreach Programs.
DAVIS MUSEUM GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: Wellesley College, 106 Central St., Wellesley, Mass.
Museum Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Closed Mondays, holidays, and Wellesley College recesses.
Admission is free and open to the public.
ABOUT THE DAVIS MUSEUM
One of the oldest and most acclaimed academic fine arts museums in the United States, the Davis Museum is a vital force in the intellectual, pedagogical and social life of Wellesley College. It seeks to create an environment that encourages visual literacy, inspires new ideas, and fosters involvement with the arts both within the College and the larger community.
ABOUT WELLESLEY COLLEGE AND THE ARTS
The Wellesley College arts curriculum and the highly acclaimed Davis Museum are integral components of the College’s liberal arts education. Departments and programs from across the campus enliven the community with world-class programming– classical and popular music, visual arts, theatre, dance, author readings, symposia, and lectures by some of today’s leading artists and creative thinkers–most of which are free and open to the public.
Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an excellent liberal arts education for women who will make a difference in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to some 2,400 undergraduate students from 49 states and 58 countries.