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Sunday, September 9, 2001
1:00 PM

2ND SUNDAY FOR FAMILIES

Celebrate "Grandparent's Day" at the National Museum! Invite your grandparents to join us in honoring them for the special role they play in our lives.

"Stories I Learned from my Grandparent(s)" Presentation & Dessert Reception
A fun & touching look at how grandparents enrich our lives. Includes an opportunity for children from the audience to share special stories about their grandparents. Special participation by artist Momo Nagano and her granddaughter, Hana van der Steur.

Grandparent & Grandchild Photo Session
An opportunity to capture this special relationship in a photograph! Museum staff photographer Norman Sugimoto will use the backdrop of the beautiful Hirasaki Garden. (Photo will be mailed to families following the event.)

Henry Sugimoto Exhibition Gallery Tour for Families
This special curator-led Gallery Tour introduces the art of Henry Sugimoto to children and their families.

Group Weaving Project
See the finished group weaving completed in conjunction with display, American Families: A Weaving by Momo Nagano. (This weaving was collectively woven by participants at prior 2nd Sundays and the Courtyard Kids Festival)

In conjunction with the exhibition Henry Sugimoto: Painting an American Experience
Sunday, August 5, 2001
11:00 AM

3rd Annual Courtyard Kids Festival

Join us for a special fun-filled day of family activities celebrating our Courtyard Kids. Everyone is invited to discover the legacy of our great American stories exploring the exciting exhibitions in the National Museum galleries. Family storytelling, vibrant performances, and art workshops will entertain all. Plus: special goodies for all Courtyard Kids in attendance!

Afterwards, find a comfortable spot and enjoy the 61st Annual Nisei Week Grand Parade beginning at 4:00 pm. For more information about honoring someone in the Children's Courtyard call 213.830.5658.

Sunday, July 8, 2001
1:00 PM

2ND SUNDAY FOR FAMILIES

Tea is a beverage tradition enjoyed around the world. Spend the afternoon learning more about the culture of tea! No reservations necessary.

Tea Presentation & Tasting
Learn more about the teas of Asia and the "New Asian" teas, such as boba, that have become so popular. Enjoy a sample sip of many kinds of hot & cold teas!

Sugimoto Exhibition Gallery Tour for Families
This special Curator-led Gallery Tour introduces the art of Henry Sugimoto to children and their families.

"Tea with Milk" Storytelling
Enjoy a reading of Allen Say's Tea with Milk. Followed by "tea with milk" and cookies.

Hands-on Craft Workshop
Add your weave to the group weaving project! In conjunction with the American Families: A Weaving by Momo Nagano display.

In conjunction with the exhibition Henry Sugimoto: Painting an American Experience
Sunday, June 10, 2001
1:00 PM

2ND SUNDAY FOR FAMILIES

Celebrate an experience for the whole family! Join us for a fun-filled day of arts, crafts, and workshops. Help make the world's longest lei! No reservations necessary.

Floral Lei-making
Learn how to create a traditional Hawaiian floral lei to celebrate special occasions.

Candy and Money Lei-making
Do you know leis made of candy or money are popular gifts for graduation? Join us to create your very own leis.

Sunday, May 13, 2001
1:00 PM

2ND SUNDAY FOR FAMILIES

May is the month to remember your mom. Join us for a fun-filled day of arts, crafts, and workshops. No reservations necessary

Photo Decoration Workshop
Create a special photo project in honor of your mother.

Sunday, April 8, 2001
1:00 PM

2ND SUNDAY FOR FAMILIES

Celebrate an experience for the whole family! Join us for a fun-filled day of arts, crafts, and workshops. No reservations necessary.

Celebration of Spring
Learn a special printing technique to decorate your T-shirts, aprons, and pillowcases with natural spring flowers.

Egg Decoration Workshop
Get ready to celebrate spring. Join artist Flora Ito in creating a beautiful symbol of spring.

 

 

 

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