Dallin Art Museum Children's Sculpture Workshop

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The Cyrus Dallin Art Museum will host a sculpture workshop for children in grades 1 through 4 on February 18. The program is being offered as part of the Dallin 150 celebration, marking the 150th anniversary of the artist's birth.

Get out of the cold and join us to learn how, as a child, Cyrus Dallin taught himself to sculpt by observing the wildlife and people around him. The program will feature an age-appropriate tour of the galleries and a hand-building workshop during which children will learn how to build armatures (the way Dallin did) to create their own clay sculptures. A materials fee of $10 per child is due on the day of program.

Because of the popularity of this workshop last year, the Museum is offering two sessions, one from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and the second from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M.  Space is limited to 12 children per session.  E-mail info@dallin.org to register. Please include the child’s name and age and a parent’s phone number and e-mail address so that we can contact you to confirm program details. The registration deadline is February 15. A parent or other adult should plan to accompany the child to this workshop.

The mission of the Cyrus Dallin Art Museum is to advance the legacy of the celebrated American sculptor, Cyrus Dallin, who lived and worked in Arlington, Massachusetts, by collecting, preserving and exhibiting items related to the artist’s life and work, and by serving as a vital educational resource for the community of Arlington and beyond. Since it’s founding in 1995, the Museum’s collection has quadrupled and presently consists of over 60 works of art including sculptures (freestanding and relief), medals, coins, and paintings. Every year hundreds of visitors participate in a wide variety of lectures, tours, educational programs and special events. Located at 611 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington Center, the Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday from 12:00 – 4:00 pm and admission is free.

Events are scheduled throughout the Dallin 150 commemorative year highlighting different aspects of Dallin’s life such as his advocacy for Native American rights, success as an Olympic archer, and working relationship with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Museum is also collaborating with other institutions such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Arlington Historical Society, the Massachusetts College of Art, and Skylight Studios in Woburn on regional events including an Arlington Cultural Council-funded book launch, MFA Spotlight Talk and tour of the Mass College of Art in June, and a behind the scenes tour of Skylight Studios where many plaster casts of Dallin’s works still survive. Check the events page on the museum's website for more information, http://dallin.org


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