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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.

Sunday, February 11, 2001
1:00 PM

2ND SUNDAY FOR FAMILIES

Art on the Courtyard: Explore, Imagine, Create

Join the National Museum for a Sunday of Art on our Children's Courtyard to celebrate the upcoming exhibition Henry Sugimoto: Painting an American Experience. Learn about different techniques such as pastels, print making, water colors, and mixed medium collage used by this important American artist. Try your hand at one or all of these techniques at a variety of art stations on our Children's Courtyard—you'll even have the chance to paint your own experiences on a large wall mural. Music and taiko performances will accompany you. Invite your friends—admission is free!

In conjunction with the exhibition Henry Sugimoto: Painting an American Experience
 

 

 

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