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The Fralin Museum of Art Family Program Explores Still Life Painting

Families are invited to an afternoon of fun and hands-on creativity as The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia continues its monthly children’s program, the Family Art JAM. On Nov. 17 and 18, the museum will offer four sessions of “Abstraction and Reality According to Hélion” for children ages 5 to 12.

Family Art JAMs combine age-appropriate tours with hands-on art projects planned to make the museum's exhibitions accessible to young children.

This month, children will discuss the evolution of French artist Jean Hélion's work from reality to abstraction and back. Following the tour, they will create both realistic and abstracted interpretations of a still life in the studio.

The Family Art JAM for 5- to 7-year-olds and their accompanying adults will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Eight- to 12-year-olds are invited to attend from 3 to 5 p.m. with an adult.

Family Art JAMs are available to museum members for $15 and to non-members for $20 for one adult with one or two children. Additional children or adults can attend for $5 each. Museum membership is available for $75 for families and $40 for seniors and U.Va. faculty and staff. Information on programs and membership levels is available at the museum's website.

To register for the Family Art JAM, call 434-243-2050 or email museumoutreach@virginia.edu. The museum is located at 155 Rugby Road, a short walk from the Rotunda, across the street from Madison Bowl.

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