Jewish Museum to Host Pattern Palooza Family Day, 1/26

The Jewish Museum is presenting Pattern Palooza Family Day, a fun-filled multi-generational event celebrating the exhibition threeASFOUR: MER KA BA on Sunday, January 26 from 12 noon to 4pm. Activities include two performances by world music artist Oran Etkin, a huge drop-in art workshop, and family tours. This event is free with Museum admission.

The January 26 program is for children ages 3 and up. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information regarding family programs, the public may call 212.423.3200, or visit TheJewishMuseum.org/specialfamilydays. The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City.

PATTERN PALOOZA FAMILY DAY EVENTS - SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

12:30pm and 2:30pm

PERFORMANCES: ORAN ETKIN

Oran Etkin's whimsical concerts blend global melodies and rhythms, from the music of Africa and the Middle East to klezmer and jazz. Etkin and his band will play tunes from his album, Wake Up, Clarinet! and celebrate a cross-cultural mix of patterns and art.

Oran Etkin is an internationally acclaimed jazz and world music artist, and the creator of Timbalooloo, a unique new method of enriching children's innate musicality and overall development. Etkin has performed around the world with musicians ranging from rapper Wyclef Jean to jazz guitarist Mike Stern. Over the course of five years, working with over 600 students. Etkin developed a way to teach the fundamentals of music while supporting healthy cognitive, physical and emotional development as well as cultural and historical awareness. Etkin has since taken his educational method on tour, enabling families throughout the U. S. to participate in his classes and to enjoy full-band Timbalooloo performances.

12:00 noon to 4pm

DROP-IN ART WORKSHOP

Wearable Art

Inspired by the fashion collective threeASFOUR, families can create sculptural works of art to wear, using a variety of fabrics and attaching them in playful ways to make one-of-a-kind garments.

Pattern Mash-Up Masterpieces

Kids can create banner for their rooms using layers of printed patterns and textures combining images in nature with geometric shapes.

Runway Photo Op

Children can strike poses with their creations on the runway and get family photos.

1pm to 3pm

METALLIC PATTERNED POSTERS

Using metallic paint and threeASFOUR designs on black board, children will print striking geometric poster in the Museum's art studio.

1:30pm and 3pm




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