Family Saturday: Menagerie on a Shelf

Installation view, The Shelf, Tang Teaching Museum, 2019

Join us Saturday, March 16, at 2:00 pm in the exhibition The Shelf to look at the variety of objects on display from the Tang collection. We’ll think about why these objects are shown side by side. What do they have in common? What makes them different? Why do people collect things and hold onto them? We will create our own menagerie on a shelf using cardboard, model magic, pipe cleaners and an assortment of embellishments!

Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative collaboration through looking at artwork in our galleries, discussing and sharing ideas, and engaging in a hands-on art activity inspired by those conversations.

All programs run from 2:00 to 3:30 PM and are free and open to the public, and suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions.

Registration is required. You can register beginning one week before each program. For more information and to register, call our Visitors Services Desk at 518-580-8080. We welcome visitors of all abilities! Be prepared to get messy and have fun! Share your Family Saturday photos on social media by including #tangfamsat.

Pattern by Abby Fuess ’18
Inspired by the exhibition Other Side: Art, Object, Self
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.