Family Day

Family Day: Journey to Japan

Last occurred: Sunday, October 13 at 11:00 am

Discover traditional arts of Japan, suit up like a samurai, get graphic in a printmaking studio, and move like a martial artist. Explore the MIA’s special exhibition, “The Audacious Eye: Japanese Art from the Clark Collections.” Free.

Family Day Program
Sunday, October 13
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Taiko Drumming
Noon, 1 & 2 p.m.
Marvel at the rhythmic sounds of taiko drums, performed by Mu Daiko artists from Mu Performing Arts.

Workshop: Woodblock Printmaking
11 a.m., Noon, 1, 2 & 3 p.m.
Get graphic in a printmaking demo and workshop led by artist Emily Hoisington.

Workshop: Judo
12:30, 1:30 & 2:30 p.m.
Move like a martial artist in Judo workshops by Midway Judo Club.

Art-making: Samurai Helmets
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Suit up like a samurai and fashion a fantastic helmet in this drop-in studio.

Art-Making: Cherry Blossom Paintings
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Beloved in Japan, cherry blossom trees have inspired Japanese art for centuries. Create your own work of art featuring cherry blossoms.

Gallery Hunt: Japanimals!
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Check out the special exhibition “The Audacious Eye: Japanese Art from the Clark Collections” and get an eyeful of artful animals.

Music: Koto
Noon–4 p.m.
Delight in the sounds of a Japanese stringed instrument, the koto, performed by Ritsuko Narita.

Art-Making & Info Table: Children’s Theatre Company
Noon–4 p.m.
Learn about the Children’s Theatre Company production, The Wong Kids in The Secret of the Space Chupacabra Go!, inspired by the artistic traditions of Japanese anime and manga. Plus, get a FREE graphic novel, created by MCAD artist Allison O’Brien!

Tour: “Sumptuous and Sublime: Arts of Japan”
1 p.m.
Tour the MIA’s renowned Japanese art collection and discover how nature has inspired artistic traditions in Japan from ancient times to the present.

Art Cart: Japan
Noon–4 p.m.
Try on traditional silk garments, discover the art of tea, and more.

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