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Family Storytelling
Fall 2008 and Winter 2009

Experience art through tall tales with Family Storytelling, a fun educational program that gives you and your kids new ways to look at and think about works of art.

The program is free. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the program. Arrive early to reserve your spot—spaces often fill up.

Victoria Burnett Explores a Happy Accident

Dates: Sundays, October 12, November 9, and December 7, 2008, and January 11, 2009
Times: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Join storyteller Victoria Burnett as she shares her tale of Rambunctious Rumpus the Ram inspired by Jack Zajac's modern sculpture Big Skull and Horns in Two Parts II.

Listen and sing along as you learn about a hard-headed ram who experiences the advantages and disadvantages of an accident.

Then follow a twist in the tale to explore the life of Jack Zajac, painter and sculptor extraordinaire. Zajac's work was affected by many artistic accidents, one of which produced a gorgeous bronze sculpture. Burnett's seamless blend of story, music, and song will inspire you to sing, dance, and share what you've learned about art with others.

Victoria Burnett

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Lou Stratten Parties 18th-Century Style

Dates: Sundays, October 26, November 23, and December 14, 2008
Times: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

The performance scheduled for January 25, 2009, has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Costumed characters of the past come to life in this interactive experience born from the imagination of musician and storyteller Lou Stratten.

Sing "1-2-3, 1-2-3, Stop and Look at the Painting!" as you discover the stories of the elegant children, ladies, gentlemen, and dogs at play in Nicolas Lancret's whimsical painting Dance Before a Fountain.

What are the children looking at so attentively? What is the girl holding in her lap? And what is the doctor carrying in his bag? Stratten helps you unlock your creative side with this upbeat family adventure that leads you into a rococo fantasy world full of song, dance, and gallantry.

Lou Stratten

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