U.Va. Art Museum Family Program Explores Alexander Calder

April 13, 2011

April 13, 2011 — Due to high demand, the University of Virginia Art Museum will offer a second session of its popular monthly children's program, the Family Art JAM, in April.

On April 24, the museum will offer an additional session of "The Floating Circus: Calder and Kinetics" 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 mobile by Alexander Calder in the museum's entrance gallery, view short films of Calder's circus performances and create their own mobiles using cardboard, wire and beads.

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 and across the street from Madison Bowl.

— By Jane Ford

Media Contact

Jane Ford

Senior News Officer U.Va. Media Relations