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The Fralin Museum’s Family Program Explores Composition on Feb. 16 and 17

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 Feb. 16 and 17, the museum will offer four sessions of “Creating Compositions from Corot to Cézanne” 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 compositional choices made by artists in the exhibit, “Corot to Cézanne: French Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,” and use the same methods to create compositional balance in their own works.

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 nonmembers 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 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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