Museum and Library Closures

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on September 23, and select spaces will be closed September 24. For details, please visit our calendar.

Special Family Event
Lost Arts Series: China Painting
Sun, May 11th, 2014 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$15
(members $12)

Ages 6+ and adults
Tickets include the price of Museum Admission

Celebrate Mother's Day with this special family program! Explore and learn together, and then decorate a beautiful china plate to commemorate the day. Don't forget to make a reservation for brunch at Caffè Storico!

Between 1870 and 1920, hand-painting china was all the rage in the United States. While both men and women practiced this art form, men were more likely to do so professionally. Come discuss the history of hand- (and machine-) painted china and see examples of decorative arts made by women in the museum galleries. Then hand-paint your own china in the studio.

Tickets are $15 per person ($12 for members) and include the price of Museum admission. Adults must accompany their children to the programs. For ages 6+.

About the Lost Arts Series

"Lost Arts" is a series of four programs in which families explore forgotten art forms in the galleries and then make art inspired by them in the studio. This series has been developed by our Family Programs Interns and is co-lead by them and our expert teaching artists. All Lost Arts programs are designed for children and adults to participate equally: See the online family programs calendar for other program dates.

 

Please contact familyprograms@nyhistory.org for more information.

MONTHLY CALENDAR

MANY FAMILY PROGRAMS ARE FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION.

 

www.nyhistory.org/programs/
family-programs
 

 

 

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