Happy new year everyone! With a year behind us and a new year before us, it's ot with the old and in with the new. Why not make one of your resolutions to spend some time learning something new about New York State or enjoying an activity with your child, neice and/or nephew, or younger sibling(s)? There are some great events coming up at the New York State Museum this weekend, so check them out here!
Friday, January 04, 2013 : 11:00 A.M.
Location: Kids' Cove
Description: Enjoy the Museum by listening to a story, exploring objects from the teaching collection, and creating a fun art project. themes will be announced on the day of the program. Toddlers and preschoolers are welcome to this free public program. Pick up tickets at the Main Lobby Desk.
Furry Tales and Touchables
Saturday, January 05, 2013 : 11:00 A.M.
Location: Discovery Place
Description: Stories come to life as youngsters touch real animal skins, bones, plants, and more while listening to a different storybook reading each time. This free public program is recommended for children 4 to 6 years of age. Meet at Discovery Place.
Trash to Treasure
Saturday, January 05, 2013 : 1:00 P.M.
Location: Adirondack Hall
Description: Trash to Treasure features an art project using manufacturing mistakes and materials destined for the landfill. Join Museum art instructor Peggy Steinbach for an interesting video and an Earth-friendly afternoon.
Music for an Exhibition: Sounds of 1934
Sunday, January 06, 2013 : 1:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Location: Huxley Theater
Description: Acclaimed pianist, Leslie Amper will present a lecture/recital related to 1934: A New Deal for Artists exhibition. She will tell the story of the Depression Era government sponsored Federal Music Project through images and music. This program spawned tremendous musical activity nationwide including 6,000 new American works and the start of public school music programs. Composers’ works presented will include
William Grant Still, Amy Beach and George Gershwin. Her unique performance draws parallels between visual art and music. Since her debut, Ms. Amper has delighted audiences nationwide at such places as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.