New children's museum opens in New York City, devoted to art of storytelling.
New York City’s newest children’s museum, The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, will host its grand opening Saturday, Oct. 3 in West Harlem. As a cultural home for New Yorkers, the museum is an engaging environment for neighborhood families to share and collectively address the educational needs of the community’s youngest children. Programs tap into the curious, creative spirit, and foster childhood development, by building language and literacy that leads to lifelong learning. The museum offers year-round art exhibitions, storytelling series, art-making workshops, and early childhood educational arts curriculum. The programs are designed specifically for children ages 3-8, but offers fun for the whole family.
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In partnerships with El Museo del Barrio and the Studio Museum in Harlem, inaugural exhibitions include People, Places, and Things: Selections from The Studio Museum, which explores artwork, such as landscapes and portraits, depicting everyday life in American communities from the 1930s to the 1980s; Txt: art, language, media, which investigates the visual literacy of everyday life, from poetry to text messaging; and The Pollen Catchers’ Color Mixing Machine, in which Saya Woolfalk’s mural transforms the main gallery into a beautiful dreamscape.
The Artist in Residence for the 2015-16 season is David Shrobe, a fourth-generation Harlem resident, a Joan Mitchell Teaching Fellow, and a Hunter College MFA graduate, whose work includes paintings, wall collages, and objects depicting community in evolving landscapes.
Address: 898 St. Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan
Hours: Oct. 3-Nov. 4: Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-5pm; the hours after Nov. 5 are Thursday and Friday, 10am-5pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-5pm.
Admission: $7 for adults; $4 for seniors, students, and children ages 9-17; free for children 8 and younger.
More information: sugarhillmuseum.org or 212-335-0004
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