Family Day at New Britain Museum of American Art to highlight Georgia O'Keeffe

Published on Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:30
Written by Karla Santos

@KarlaSantosNBH

NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Museum of American Art has announced that it will host a special Family Day on March 9 inspired by The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art exhibit.

Family Day will take place from noon until 4 p.m. and it is a low-cost program with the objective of motivating creative exploration and bringing imagination to life with supplies and the guidance offered at the museum.

The special day will include self-guided activities across the museum including the Art Carts. All activities are inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe.

Caroline Larsen, an exhibiting artist, will make a demonstration on a simplified version of her method of piping thick acrylic paint onto canvases to create textured art pieces.

Event attendees will be able to create their own art work while applying the techniques, using puffy paint and small canvases. Participants can take their art pieces home to use as wearable art or as a refrigerator magnet.

Family Day activities are included with museum admission. Individuals can enter for free from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Special exhibition fees are required to access The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art.

Georgia O’Keeffe’s exhibition at the New Britain Museum of American Art is in honor of her art work and legacy.

The Beyond includes three dozen pieces of paintings and sculptures that appear in different group themes such as flowers, finding the figure, cities and deserts, still lives, the intangible thing and the beyond. O’Keeffe’s work is placed alongside works by 20 contemporary artists.

These works are intended to push on conversations and themes O’Keeffe presented in her work and life.

The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art will be at the New Britain Museum of American Art until June 2. The New Britain Museum of American Art is the final and only northeast venue for the exhibition. The collection is free for premier-level members.

The New Britain Museum of American Art offers educational programming, an extensive permanent collection and exhibitions.

To learn more about the museum, visit or call 860-229-0257.

Karla Santos can be reached at 860-801-5079 or ksantos@centralctcommunications.com.



Posted in New Britain Herald, , General News, New Britain on Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:30. Updated: Thursday, 28 February 2019 18:32.