Virtual Family Saturdays

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Virtual Family Saturdays

Selected Works: Transformations: New Acquisitions of Global Contemporary Art


Romiro Storni, Bowdoin class of 2023, student education assistant at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art leads a family program in the exhibition, Transformations: New Acquisitions of Global Contemporary Art. He focuses on the painting When the Storm Ends I will Finish My Work by Meryl McMaster.

For the activity, you will need: 2 sheets of different colored construction paper, pencil, coloring materials, scissors, tape, and a ruler.

Family, Comfort, and Illness in Art

Amira Oguntoyinbo ’24, student assistant at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, leads a virtual tour of selected works in the exhibition Transformations: New Acquisitions of Global Contemporary Art at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

For the activity you will need: paintbrushes, watercolor or acrylic paint, paper (preferably watercolor paper), and paper towels or an old rag.
Indigenous Art and Materials: Re | Framing the Collection

Thais Carrillo, Bowdoin Class of 2023, leads a family program in the exhibition Re | Framing the Collection: New Considerations In European And American Art 1475–1875.

For the family activity, you will need: drawing materials and paper.

Impressionism

In this episode, Camille Amezcua, Bowdoin Class of 2022, explores Impressionism, in conjunction with the online exhibition, Along the Water: French and Dutch Impressionism.

For hands-on activity, you will need these supplies: acrylic paint, cardstock paper or canvas, a bunch of leaves, rubber bands or string, scissors, wax paper or palette.

Manuscripts from The Wyvern Collection

Inspired by the works on view in  New Views of the Middle Ages: Highlights from The Wyvern Collection. Originally presented in March 2021.

For the activity, you’ll need: drawing paper; pencil, pen, and eraser; ruler, markers, crayons, or colored pencils. Optional: aluminum foil and glue.

Presence of the Past: Art from Central and West Africa

Inspired by works on view in Presence of the Past: Art from Central and West Africa.  Originally presented in December 2020.

For the activity, you will need scissors and two sheets of colored paper. The instructions for the activity are outlined in the video.

Materials in the Middle Ages: The Wyvern Collection

Inspired by the works on view in  New Views of the Middle Ages: Highlights from The Wyvern Collection. Originally presented in October 2020.

Download the activity sheet here in preparation for the hands-on portion of the program.