Art for February Vacation

Inspired by artwork in Screens: Virtual Material and Cool Medium: Art, Television & Psychedelia, 1960-1980, join us as we create unexpected electronic and analog art from television drawings to assemblages from computer parts to psychedelic stitched weavings.

Designed for families with children ages 5–12, but all are welcome.
FREE with admission or membership. Children 12 and under are always free.
 

Wednesday, February 21
Drop in 1–3 pm

Create kaleidoscopic collages inspired by the three-dimensional images made as you “draw” with magnets on old-fashioned TV screens. Inspired by Nam June Paik’s Magnet TV artworks and artists in the Cool Medium exhibition. (Caution, don’t experiment with magnets on your TVs or monitors at home!)

Thursday, February 22
Drop in 1–3 pm

Did you ever want to see what’s behind your screens? Join us as we take apart monitors and smartphones and investigate what’s inside. We will also assemble the components into cutting edge sculptures inspired by Screens artists Josh Tonsfeldt and Penelope Umbrico.

Friday, February 23
Drop in 1–3 pm

Cool Medium artist Alan Shields’s work involved “all kinds of things that boggled [his] mind.” Let’s follow his lead and create woven and stitched psychedelic paper sculptures that defy space and time.

 

Try a unique family adventure this vacation!

Sculpture Park Snowshoe Tours
Saturdays, February 17 and 24
10:30 am and 1 pm

Unique outdoor fun for families with children 8 and older. An EMS instructor and deCordova Guide will teach you about snowshoeing and the art in the Park. No experience necessary!