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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 The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City.


12:30pm and 2:30pm


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


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


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


A Jewish Museum educator will lead a brief tour with a sketching component that spotlights several works from the Museum's collection with a pattern theme.

All day


Special printed family gallery guides for threeASFOUR: MER KA BA and the Museum's permanent exhibition, Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey, will be available.

ThreeASFOUR:MER KA BAis a multimedia installation by the adventurous fashion collective threeASFOUR that fuses avant-garde couture, architecture, and video projections. Blending ancient symbols with new technologies to evoke a timeless desire for cross-cultural unity, the exhibition includes examples from threeASFOUR's new spring-summer 2014 collection, featuring 3D-printed textiles made in collaboration with the architect Bradley Rothenberg. The clothing line and its environment are inspired by sacred geometry and tile patterns found in synagogues, churches, and mosques around the world. threeASFOUR: MER KA BA is presented by The Jewish Museum and Art Production Fund, and is on view through February 2, 2014.

The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education's School and Family Programs are made possible with endowment support from the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, the Kekst Family Fund, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz. Generous support is provided by the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, The Jewish Museum Volunteer Organization, and other donors. Family programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

About The Jewish Museum

Widely admired for its exhibitions and collections that inspire people of all backgrounds, The Jewish Museum is one of the world's preeminent institutions devoted to exploring art and Jewish culture from ancient to contemporary. Located at Fifth Avenue and 92nd Street, The Jewish Museum organizes a diverse schedule of internationally acclaimed and award-winning temporary exhibitions as well as dynamic and engaging programs for families, adults, and school groups. The Museum was established in 1904, when Judge Mayer Sulzberger donated 26 ceremonial art objects to The Jewish Theological Seminary of America as the core of a museum collection. Today, the Museum maintains a collection of 25,000 objects-paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, archaeological artifacts, ritual objects, and broadcast media.

The Jewish Museum is located at 1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, New York City. Museum hours are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, 11am to 5:45pm; Thursday, 11am to 8pm; and Friday, 11am to 4pm. Museum admission is $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for senior citizens, $7.50 for students, free for visitors 18 and under and Jewish Museum members. Admission is Pay What You Wish on Thursdays from 5pm to 8pm and free on Saturdays. For information on The Jewish Museum, the public may call 212.423.3200 or visit the website at

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