The El Paso Museum of Art invites the public to celebrate Family Day with family-oriented activities and performance from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at the museum.
“Family days are a fun way for children and adults to enjoy the museum and discover the world of art. The activities and performances will invite families to make art, dance, listen to music, and, perhaps, discover a new favorite work of art in the museum’s galleries. These events are casual and designed especially for families with something to do for everyone,” said El Paso Museum of Art Director Dr. Victoria Ramirez.
Scheduled events: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Local artist Candie Printz will lead a drop-in art-making workshop where children and adults will create their own sculptures using recycled and other found objects. Inspired by the sculpture Krag that is now on view at the museum, the artist Guillermo Gutierrez uses found objects that he gathered from an El Paso dumpsite as his art materials.
Interactive performance with New World Drummers. Offered in celebration of the Museum’s special exhibition of African-American art, the vibrant group out of Las Cruces combines music, dancing and the spoken word, inspired by the African and Caribbean worlds.
A gallery activity sheet will also be available to explore the exhibition, The Harmon and Harriet Kelley Collection of African-American Art: Works on Paper.
The exhibition features one of the largest and most renowned collections of art by African American artists in the world. The exhibition includes drawings, watercolors, and prints by the most significant African-American artists.