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Open Sundays 12 – 4 pm
In this exhibit, children aged 3 – 10 will step through the framework of 3- dimensional settings of famous paintings. These immersive environments are perfect for role playing and exploration with challenges like:
• From Big Chicken by Louisiana’s most famous folk artist, Clementine Hunter: Ride a giant chicken attached to a wagon; create patterns or pictures using quilt blocks and create imaginary animals like Hunter’s “goosters” and more.
• From Grant Wood’s Dinner for Threshers: Set the table, cook a meal, put on costume overalls and sit down to eat, create symmetrical patterns using interactive software and more.
• From John Singer Sargent’s Camp at Lake O’Hara: Set up camp in the Canadian Rockies! Climb into a tent, use camping gear, tell campfire stories as you cook a meal over a campfire, flip through Sargent’s sketchbook and see his inspiration, create a picture of a camping experience and choose camping items to bring on a trip.
• Corn Festival from the Court of the Fiestas in the Ministry of Education Building by Diego Rivera, Mexico City: Explore Diego Riviera’s fresco by adding flowers and ribbons of corn husks, create a mural by chalking symbols and pictures on a miniature building.
• Many Monas: See a copy of the original Mona Lisa and several parodies. Children will see themselves as Mona Lisa with a cutout and mirror and draw their portraits.
• Create Art! Children will create digital art on a giant tablet and use a variety of art materials to create their own masterpieces and learn about art history on a kid’s level.
Admission $5; JCC Members Free
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Funded by The Children's Trust. The Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County.
With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.