11-12-2012

HABLEMOS DE LA HISTORIA Y DEL ARTE :THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY INTRODUCES SPANISH-LANGUAGE EDUCATIONAL FAMILY WORKSHOPS


WHAT: Hablemos de la Historia y del Arte (Let’s Talk about History and Art!), a new series of educational workshops for Spanish-speaking families at the New-York Historical Society. These Saturday programs begin with an educational tour through one of our exhibitions or collections, covering such topics as the history of World War II in New York to the watercolors of John James Audubon. Then families will create their own works of art based on the theme of the workshop.

WHEN: December 8, 2012 through June 8, 2013 (specific dates/times listed below).

WHERE: All family programs take place at New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West between West 76th and West 77th Streets

HOW: To RSVP to an Education program please e-mail: familyprograms@nyhistory.org

INFO: For more information on educational workshops and the New-York Historical Society, please call (212) 485-9264 or visit www.nyhistory.org

PRICING: These educational workshops are free with museum admission, which has been reduced to $20 per family for this special program. Scholarships are available to families who need financial assistance. For more information, please e-mail Rosa Tejada at rosa.tejada@nyhistory.org.


SCHEDULED PROGRAMS: EDUCATIONAL FAMILY WORKSHOPS

New York Then and Now/ El Nueva York de ayer y hoy
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 2 pm to 3:30pm
Families will visit the Henry III Luce Center where they will explore works of art about public transportation in New York. After the visit to the galleries, families will create their own collages.

Landscape Painting/ La pintura y el paisaje
Saturday, January 19, 2013, 2 pm to 3:30pm
Families will visit the Hudson River School painting exhibit and they will discuss the American landscape. Following the visit to the galleries, families will paint their own landscapes together.

The Sculptures of John Rogers/ Las esculturas: John Rogers
Saturday, February 9, 2013, 2 pm to 3:20pm
Families will explore the exhibition on the renowned American sculptor John Rogers, who sculpted scenes from everyday American life, Shakespearean characters, and political figures. After the conversation in the galleries, families will create their own sculptures.

WWII & NYC/ Nueva York y la Segunda Guerra Mundial
Saturday, March 9, 2013, 2 pm to 3:30pm
Families will visit to the WWII & NYC exhibit, where they will discover New York City’s role in fighting and winning the war. After the gallery tour, families will make their own propaganda posters.

Birds and their Habitat, John James Audubon/ Las aves y su hábitat por John James Audubon
Saturday, April 20, 2013, 2 pm- 3:30pm
Families will tour the exhibition that focuses on the paintings of John James Audubon and examine how the artist painted birds and their habitat in pencil and pastels. After their visit to the galleries, families will create their own watercolor paintings of their favorite birds.

Chairs and Furniture/ Sillas y muebles
Saturday, May 11, 2013, 2 pm to 3:30pm
Families will visit the Henry III Luce Center where they will have the opportunity to view George Washington’s memorial chair, amongst other pieces of famous furniture. After the gallery tour, families will design their own piece of furniture.

Tiffany’s Lamps/ Las Lámparas de Tiffany
Saturday, June 8, 2013, 2 pm to 3:30pm
Families will visit the Henry III Luce Center and view lamps designed by the popular American designer Louis Comfort Tiffany, who created intricate stained glass lampshades with themes of flowers, insects and other nature forms. After their visit to the Luce Center, families will design their own colorful lampshades.

Hablemos De La Historia Y Del Arte: Educational Workshops for Families is sponsored, in part, by the Goodman Memorial Foundation.


ABOUT THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
New-York Historical is recognized for engaging the public with deeply researched and far-ranging exhibitions, such as Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America; Slavery in New York; Nature and the American Vision: The Hudson River School at the New-York Historical Society; Grant and Lee in War and Peace; and the 2009 exhibition Lincoln and New York. Supporting these exhibitions and related educational programs is one of the world’s greatest collections of historical artifacts, works of American art, and other materials documenting the history of the United States and New York.

From October 5, 2012 through May 27, 2013, New-York Historical is presenting WWII & NYC, a major new exhibition on the most widespread, destructive, and consequential conflict in history. WWII & NYC will restore to memory New York’s crucial and multifaceted role in winning the war, and commemorate the 900,000 New Yorkers who served in the military while also exploring the many ways in which those who remained on the home front contributed to the national war effort.



MUSEUM AND STORE HOURS:
Tuesday- Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday: 10 am – 8 pm (pay-as-you-wish from 6 pm – 8 pm)
Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm

MUSEUM ADMISSION:
Families (to Hablemos)- $20
Adults- $15
Teachers and Seniors- $12
Students- $10
Children (5-13)- $5
Children (4 and under)- free

MEDIA CONTACT
Laura Washington / New-York Historical Society
lwashington@nyhistory.org / (212) 873-3400 x263

Sarah Buffum / Arts & Communications Counselors
buffums@finnpartners.com / (212) 715-1594

 

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