Friday, September 4, 2015


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The Fralin Museum of Art’s Family Program Explores Equine Art in June

On June 1 and 2, The Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia continues the Family Art JAM, the museum’s monthly event encouraging fun and creativity for children ages 5 to 12, with four sessions of the program “The Sublime Equine: The Art of the Horse.”

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

Children will discuss drawings of horses by Pablo Picasso, Eugène Delacroix, Georges Seurat and others. After the discussion, children can then learn how to draw horses by observing Belle, a live equine model for the day.

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.

Scholarships are available upon request. 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 here.

To register for the Family Art JAM, call 434-243-2050 or email

The museum is located at 155 Rugby Road, a short walk from the Rotunda, across the street from Madison Bowl.

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