U.Va. Art Museum Family Program Explores Work of Henry Moore

May 2, 2012 — Families are invited to an afternoon of fun and hands-on creativity as the University of Virginia Art Museum continues its monthly children's program, the Family Art JAM. On May 12 and 13, the museum will offer four sessions of "From Maquette to Monument: Exploring Henry Moore" 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 the program will focus on the work of British sculptor Henry Moore. After a discussion of the bronze "Seated Woman," featured on the museum's terrace, and the original maquette – or scale model for the piece – children will use self-drying clay to create abstract human figures.

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. Limited need-based scholarships are available; inquire at registration.

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, one block from the Rotunda.