Friday, March 9, 2007

Free immersion in Mexican dance, music and art this Sunday at the Frist

Free Family Day
Sunday, March 11
1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., FREE

Treat your family to an entire day of art, art making, Mexican music, traditional dances and theatrical performance as we celebrate our current exhibitions.

In addition to the activities listed below, check out Matisse, Picasso, and the School of Paris in the Ingram Gallery, and head upstairs for an unforgettable review of Mexican history, through the prints of artists like Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros, among others, in Mexico and Modern Printmaking: A Revolution in the Graphic Arts, 1920-1950. Top it off with the poetic dreamscapes by contemporary video artist Hiraki Sawa whose work is on view in the Gordon Contemporary Artists Project Gallery.

Schedule of events:

Music Activities
Mexican Folkloric Dancers
1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Feast your eyes on colorful and dynamic whirlwinds.

Trio Vendaval Strolling Music
1:30 p.m.
Enjoy the unique sounds of Mariachi tunes.

Danny Salazar
2:15 and 3:45 p.m.
Explore other traditional and contemporary forms of Mexican music.

Art Activities
1:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Visit the studios to create still life paintings like Matisse, or try your hand at making a Degas-inspired pastel drawing. Also, be sure and stop by Martin ArtQuest featuring more than 30 art-making and interactive stations.

Story Time
2:45 and 4:15 p.m.
Stop by the Art Library and Resource Center for a special reading of a children's story related to Matisse, Picasso, and the School of Paris. Designed for pre-kindergarten kids and their families.

Thanks to Your Spanish Link for the heads-up.

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