Today's Family & Kids Activities in Westchester-Apr 20

There's so much to do in Westchester! Take a look below at today's events. Whether your child is a fan of animals, art, museums, or the great outdoors, we've got something for your family. Looking ahead to the weekend or some vacation time? Check out the NY Metro Parents' calendar!!

Earth Day-Inspired Children's Workshops - transFORM Gallery
April 20, 2013 - New Rochelle

Two Earth Day inspired Children's Art Workshops will be held on Saturday, April 20th from 11am-2pm. They will be led by exhibiting artists, Lisa Mee Doherty and Adriana Rostovsky. Each workshop will use recycled materials (some provided and others brought in by participants) to create a piece of artwork. The first session will be led by Lisa Mee Doherty for children ages 5-8, from 11am-12pm. The second session will be led by Adriana Rostovsky for children ages 9 and older. RSVP required with parent name, email, child's name, age, and number of attendees to or Limited space.

POLYNESIAN PARADISE DANCERS - Westchester Community College - Academic Arts Theatre
April 20, 2013 - Valhalla

This sought-after Polynesian dance troupe is known for their vibrant, high-energy and authentic choreography. Since its inception in 1993, founded by Akemi Welsh, the company has performed for heads of state and dignitaries worldwide, wowing audiences of all ages. Journey to exotic cultures, and enjoy traditional and modern dances of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Samoa.

Skate Day - New York Hall of Science
April 20, 2013 - Flushing

Kids can design their own skateboard, experiment with ramps, and learn the fundamentals of skateboarding with a Go Skate pro skateboarder. Thirty-minute, Beginner and Advanced Beginner sessions offered. Thirty-minute Skate Clinics with Go Skate will alternate between Beginner and Advanced Beginner sessions. Full program includes: Design Your Own Skateboard from noon to 4 pm. Use stencils, air brush and taping techniques to design your ideal skateboard deck on paper boards cut to scale. Nerdby Derby from noon to 4 pm. The Nerdy Derby is a miniature car building and racing competition inspired by the Cub Scouts' Pinewood Derby. Skate Clinics (see times below). Learn the fundamentals of skateboarding, including safety and stunts, with a Go Skate pro skateboarder in these 30-minute sessions. Space is limited. Beginner Sessions at 1, 2 and 3pm. In beginner sessions, participants will learn basic techniques including how to stand on a skateboard, where to place your feet, how to push, turn and balance the board, and how to fall and stop properly. Advanced Beginner Sessions at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm. In advanced beginner sessions, the instructor will assess students' knowledge of fundamental skateboard techniques. Basic tricks and techniques will be taught, including an inntroduction to "How To Do An Ollie." All ages are welcome.

Rad Workshop with Jon Santiago - New York Hall of Science
April 20, 2013 - Flushing

Learn the basics of controllers to make a wearable, electronic turn signal for more safe and rad biking and skating. Space is limited; pre-registration required.

AjkunBT's 'La Fille Mal Gardee - New Rochelle Suite' - Linda Kelly Theater
April 20, 2013 - New Rochelle

One of the oldest ballets still regularly performed, "La Fille Mal Gardee" (The Wayward Daughter) is a blissful evocation of rural living in a comedy depicting feelings of innocence and eternal spring. The dimwitted, umbrella-obsessed Alain will entertain you, while the sweet, innocent love of Lisa and Colin will move your heart.

Pete the Cat - Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
April 20, 2013 - North Salem

Celebrate the new "Pete the Cat" book with stories, games, activities, and snacks. Suitable for all ages.

Earth Day Celebration - Bear Mountain State Park and Zoo
April 20, 2013 - Bear Mountain

Visit the zoo's animals and this lovely state park for family-friendly and educational programs celebrating Earth Day. Rain date is April 21.

Family Weekend Workshop - The Physics of Flight - Hudson River Museum & Planetarium
April 20, 2013 - Yonkers

Creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents. Appropriate for ages 7 and older. Today: explore the physics of flight, and the many ways to defy gravity.

Earth Day Celebration - Westmoreland Sanctuary
April 20, 2013 - Mount Kisco

Celebrate Earth Day and the grand opening of the nature center's Nature Lab Discovery area. The festivities include a variety of programming that celebrates Earth Day and the importance of learning about and enjoying nature. Visitors can participate in as many programs as they like, or pack a lunch and spend the whole day. RSVP by April 18th. Rain date April 21. Here is the schedule of programs: 10am - Unveiling of nature lab discovery area 11am - Bird Banding Demonstration 12pm - Pond Exploration 1pm - Honey Bee Observation 2pm - Live Animal Presentation

Into the Woods! Earth Day Celebration - Green Chimneys Clearpool Campus
April 20, 2013 - Carmel

Celebrate our earth with a day of nature education, outdoor exploration, and fun! Discover the ins and outs of local species, participate in hands-on projects and demonstrations, and learn how to be a true steward of the environment. The Clearpool Model Forest sets the stage for great activities in honor of Mother Earth, including nature hikes, wildlife programs, children's crafts, and more! Space is limited; registration required. For more information or to reserve, call 845-225-8226 x605 or email

Cherry Blossom Festival - Pelham Art Center
April 20, 2013 - Pelham

As part of the Folk Arts Series, cherry blossom season returns to Pelham Art Center this year with more workshops and demonstrations in traditional Japanese folk arts.

Ossining MATTERS Benefit - Ossining High School
April 20, 2013 - Ossining

Ossining MATTERS, the Ossining School District's education foundation, will hold its 10th anniversary benefit on April 20th. The event will feature the music of Former Yankee Bernie Williams followed by a reception at Atria on the Hudson. At the reception, there will be live and silent auctions. All proceeds raised will be given to the school district for enriching programs in academics, athletics, and cultural arts. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit

Behind-the-Scenes Tour - Maritime Aquarium
April 20, 2013 - Norwalk

Stops include the Aquarium's "fish kitchen," where 18 tons of fish a year is prepared and above the 110,000-gallon Open Ocean tank, where the dorsal fins of 8-foot sand tiger sharks cut through the water's surface. Participants must be at least 10 years old; under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. For reservations call ext. 2206.

Earth Day: Children's Authors Book Readings - Maritime Aquarium
April 20, 2013 - Norwalk

At 10:30 and 11:30am, Susan Hood of Southport reads her book, "Spike: The Mixed-Up Monster," about an axolotl ? a Mexican species of salamander and one of many amphibians featured in The Maritime Aquarium's "Frogs" exhibit. Hood will stay to greet kids in the afternoon. At 1 and 2:15pm, Dr. Jay Walshon will be near the Aquarium's "Meerkats" exhibit to read from his "Eye See You Africa," which uses wonderful images with riddles and rhymes to bring young readers "eye to eye" with a variety of extraordinary animals.

Clifford's 50th birthday - Post Road Elementary School
April 20, 2013 - White Plains

The Center for Literacy Enrichment-Pace University invites kids of all ages to celebrate Clifford's 50th birthday. This free event is sponsored by the Center in collaboration with the White Plains City School District and Scholastic, Inc. Join Clifford in fun activities including arts and crafts, magic tricks, storytelling, and refreshments. Plus you can have your picture taken with the Big Red Dog. "For five decades Clifford has engrossed and entertained young readers," says Sister St. John Delany, PhD, Center Director. "Through more than 90 books, children have followed Clifford's adventures. Now they can meet him in person." Registration is required. To register, call 914-422-4135. For more information about the Center for Literacy go to The Center for Literacy is a division of the School of Education at Pace University. Staffed by certified reading and ESL teachers, the Center has been providing literacy instruction for more than 40 years.

WHUD Kids' Fair - Westchester County Center
April 20, 2013 - White Plains

The WHUD Kids Fair presented by Maria Fareri Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, features hands-on activities and games, Children's Theater and Educational Activities. Some proceeds benefit The H.O.P.E. for Youth Foundation and Children's Charities in the Hudson Valley. Every booth inside the Kid's Fair has a fun and educational activity. There will be special exhibits, demonstrations, and entertainment, plus a special performance from Carole and Paula, the stars from "The Magic Garden." See WHUD's website for list of activities

Movies for Kids (and their Families) - 'The Inspector General' - Jacob Burns Film Center
April 20, 2013 - Pleasantville

A typically riotous Danny Kaye mistaken-identity comedy. He plays a shill in a traveling medicine show who is first arrested by officials in an isolated village and then mistaken for the authority figure of the title. Hijinks, Kaye's trademark nonsense songs, and slapstick comedy abound, and it's all tied up in a happy ending. 1949. 102 min. Not rated.

Saturday Crafts @ The Field - The Field Library
April 20, 2013 - Peekskill

Crafty kids can drop in for simple crafts. No sign-up required.

April 20, 2013 - Scarsdale

Discover ways to play. Join a Naturalist for a fun "day of play," including visits to the forest, great lawn, and the GNC's new Nature's Discovery Playground. Program held outdoors. Please register at front desk.

EARTH DAY JAM to benefit The Healing Newtown Arts Support Fund - Groove Performing Arts
April 20, 2013 - Larchmont

Local musicians raise their voices in song to raise funds in support of The Healing Newtown Arts Support Fund ( This very special Earth Day Jam will feature local kindie-rock favorite Zev Haber and members of the Groove House Band singing songs about our beautiful planet Earth and all of its natural wonders. Children are invited to bring their own instruments, or make a maraca from a variety of recycled materials. was organized following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary to facilitate, support, and coordinate creative programs and workshops that foster long-term healing through the arts. For children ages 1-8 years old with an active grown-up. Registration required.

Family Art Project: Flags and Kites for Earth Day - Wave Hill
April 20, 2013 - Bronx

Visiting Artist Miwa Koizumi, who in her own work repurposes found plastic bottles to dazzling effect, will show families how to make simple kites and festive flags out of colorful plastic bags to celebrate Earth Day. Free, and admission to the grounds is free until 12pm.

Sheep Shearing Day - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
April 20, 2013 - Pocantico Hills

Watch and ask questions as the farmers shear wool from Stone Barns' flock of Finn-Dorset sheep. Enjoy family-friendly wool and weaving activities all day long: visit sheep and wool education stations, watch spinners at work, learn to comb and card wool, and experiment at the mini-loom and felting stations. Join farmers and educators for tours of the farm and demonstrations like egg collecting, pig feeding, and planting seedlings in the field. Artisanal lunch items and treats will be available for cash purchase from award-winning food vendors all day. Rain or shine. Tickets are required, and go on sale March 18.

Chinasaurs: Dinosaur Discoveries from China - Bruce Museum
Through April 21, 2013 - Greenwich

This exhibition features skeletons, skulls, nests and eggs of more than a dozen rare Asian dinosaurs, some highlighting new evidence of the close relationship between birds and dinosaurs. January 26, 2013-April 21, 2013.

African Penguins - Maritime Aquarium
Through April 21, 2013 - Norwalk

Back for a celebratory but brief encore, a small exhibit of Africa penguins will be on special display for two months. They waddle comically on land but swim gracefully in the water, all while dressed semi-formally in black-and-white attire. And they're not all from the South Pole. African penguins actually are native to temperate South Africa. Come learn more about these birds, whose conservation status is listed as vulnerable. Penguin encounters are available for an additional fee.

Tony Hawk / Rad Science - New York Hall of Science
Through April 22, 2013 - Corona

Find out how the physics of gravity, force, velocity and balance make radical tricks possible in action sports in this program that runs through April 22. Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The Orchid Show - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

The 11th annual exhibition celebrates this storied flower in all its amazing forms with thousands of brilliantly colored orchids. The largest exhibition of its kind in the United States also offers insight into caring for orchids, music from around the world, and a gorgeous setting for evening cocktails. Elaborate and kaleidoscopic displays throughout the galleries of the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory explode with orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. Tens of thousands of blooms -- blue and purple vandas, green and yellow cymbidiums, delicate pink and white moth orchids, and more -- stand out amid stately palms and exotic tropical leaves. This year, The Orchid Show is designed by Francisca P. Coelho, Vivian and Edward Merrin Vice President for Glasshouses and Exhibitions at the Garden. Coehlho is best known for her plantsmanship and key role in the design and development of high profile shows in the Conservatory. There will be demonstrations, Q&A's, guided tours, lectures, evening events, and classes. An All-Garden Pass includes admission to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, Everett Children's Adventure Garden, Rock Garden, Tram Tour, and more. Through April 22.

Orchid Care Demonstrations - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

A series of hands-on demonstrations shows you how to grow and care for orchids at home. Topics vary each weekend and cover the most frequently asked questions on topics such as Potting and Dividing Orchids, Basic Orchid Care, and Fragrant Orchids.

Music from the World of Orchids - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

Orchids intrigue and inspire people in every country and culture. Enjoy a selection of music from around the world as different artists play popular tunes from a featured continent each weekend.

The Orchid Show Q&A - The New York Botanical Garden
Through April 22, 2013 - Bronx

Garden guides highlight parts of the permanent collection and special exhibition to add insight to your experience of The Orchid Show.

Hurricane Sandy: Through the Lens of Local Photographers - ArtsWestchester
Through April 27, 2013 - White Plains

A photographic exhibition documenting the local devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, as well as the stories of endurance, community, and kindness during the wake of the storm. The exhibition will feature over 100 images submitted by professional and amateur photographers in addition to photos from The Journal News' archives. To RSVP to the opening, email

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through April 30, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Apr. 4, 11, 18, and 25.

High School Art Salon Exhibition - Pelham Art Center
Through April 30, 2013 - Pelham

Advanced Placement art students from Bronxville, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Pelham high schools exhibit their works side by side creating a unique collective display. Pelham Art Center is delighted to announce the return of its high school student show (last year entitled "Advanced Art Student Exhibition"). The exhibition will feature artwork by students in advanced placement (AP) or upper-level art classes from four local high schools: Bronxville High School, Mount Vernon High School, New Rochelle High School, and Pelham Memorial High School. Over 60 works in a variety of media will be shown. For many of the artists, this exhibition will be the first time they show their works in public. AP art courses are designed for upper level high school students who are interested in pursuing art with added intensity. Many are preparing art portfolios as part of their applications to college. The High School Art Salon will be on view for one week, April 16-23, 2012.

Free Crafts Saturdays - Straight A's
Through April 30, 2013 - White Plains

Every Saturday Straight A's invites kids of all ages to enjoy free arts & crafts. Drop in any time between 1-3pm, no reservation necessary. April 6: Welcome Spring with an Umbrella Suncatcher; April 13: Craft your own Rain Cloud wall Hanging; April 20: Hug the Earth to celebrate Earth Day; April 27: Create a Flowering Crafty Collage.

'The Importance of Being Ernest' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
Through April 30, 2013 - White Plains

Oscar Wilde's comedic masterpiece about manners, class, and society. Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities - not to mention the disapproval of the formidable Lady Bracknell. Oscar Wilde's play is a humorous expose on British society and pokes gentle fun at pretense, all in the context of well-crafted language and delightful repartee. April 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 8pm; April 7 and 14 at 2pm.

Family Fondue Sundays - The Melting Pot of White Plains
Through April 30, 2013 - White Plains

Fondue dining allows everyone to enjoy good conversation, eat slowly, and savor each bite. Parents can enjoy three-course meal (salad, entree, and chocolate), and kids under 14 can have two courses (entree and chocolate), all for a fixed price every Sunday in April from 12-4pm. Visit for details.

5th Annual Children’s Book Drive - Child Care Council of Westchester
Through May 10, 2013 - Scarsdale

The Council is hosting their 5th Annual Children's Book Drive from April 15-May 10. Individuals can drop off high-quality, gently used books for children, ages birth-12 years, at the Council's offices. Books will be distributed to dozens of child-care and after-school programs serving economically disadvantaged children throughout our county. Help the organization reach their goal of 3000 books!

Mamaroneck Indoor Winter Farmers' Market - St. Thomas Episcopal Church - Heathcote Hall
Through May 18, 2013 - Mamaroneck

Farm-fresh foods from local vendors. The Mamaroneck Winter Farmers Market will be held indoors during the cold winter days, and move out to St. Thomas Church parking lot in the warmer days of spring. Down to Earth Markets has confirmed the following vendors for the 2013 season: Amazing Real Live Food Company (day vendor), American Pride Seafood, Bombay Emerald Chutney Company, Dr. Pickle, Feather Ridge Farm, Flourish Baking Company, Gaia's Breath Farm, Gajeski Produce, Maura & Nuccia, Meredith's Country Bakery, Orchards of Concklin, Orwashers Bakery, Red Barn Bakery, Stone & Thistle Farm, and Tierra Farm. Saturdays, 9am-1pm, through May 18.

The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames - Hudson River Museum
Through May 19, 2013 - Yonkers

In the late 18th century, British artists developed the large-scale panorama, which became a popular form of entertainment in Europe and the United States. The Hudson River Museum's exhibition, "The Panoramic River: the Hudson and the Thames," explores the panoramic vista as the ideal expression for a new, all-embracing way of seeing the landscape that influenced how the public and artists perceived it as well. By the early 19th century, painters such as Robert Havell Jr. worked to express this panoramic perspective in their choice and depiction of vistas. Havell and other artists in the exhibition such as Thomas Cole, Jasper Cropsey, and John Kensett, favored the chain of cities, suburbs, and countryside along these two rivers, where horizontal planes and historical associations gave form to both artistic and cultural expression. "The Panoramic River" features loans from museums, galleries, and private collections. Museums lending paintings include: Baltimore Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Fenimore Art Museum, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College; Maryland State Archives; Metropolitan Museum of Art; The New-York Historical Society; and Princeton University Art Museum. "The Panoramic River" is organized by Hudson River Museum co-curators Bartholomew Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs, and Laura Vookles, Chief Curator of Collections. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with additional essays by Pat Hardy, Curator of Paintings, Prints and Drawings, Museum of London, and Geoff Snell, Doctoral Student, University of Sussex and the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, England. The exhibition and the accompanying catalogue have been made possible by a generous grant from the Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Horowitz Foundation for the Arts, Inc. On view through May 19, 2013.

Manolo Valdes Monumental Sculptures - The New York Botanical Garden
Through May 26, 2013 - Bronx

Drawing inspiration from the natural landscape of the Botanical Garden, seven towering sculptures by acclaimed Spanish artist Manolo Valdes showcase the relationship between art and nature.

NIGHTWATCH: The Art of Greg Mort - Stamford Museum and Nature Center
Through May 27, 2013 - Stamford

Greg Mort, a Maryland artist with a well-established national reputation, has his eyes firmly in the sky in this selection of original artworks. Mort conveys his awe, respect, and love of nature in his artworks, which can be found at the White House, the Smithsonian Institution and in the collection of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration(NASA). February 16 - May 27, 2013.

Through May 27, 2013 - Stamford

Etienne Leopold Trouvelot (1827 ? 1895) had a career as an astronomical artist, after a disastrous career as an entomologist. He introduced the Gypsy Moth to North America accidentally, in 1869. Trouvelot?s exacting details and nuanced shading produced imagery that rivaled even the finest and most technologically advanced photographic images of the time. Today, Trouvelot?s works endure as the most detailed and meticulous illustrations of celestial phenomena ever complied. Included in the exhibition will be images as varied as the Planet Jupiter, The Great Comet of 1881 and the Partial Eclipse of the Moon.

Lure of the Ocean: The Art of Stanley Meltzoff - Bruce Museum
Through June 02, 2013 - Greenwich

This new art and science exhibition features approximately 30 paintings by Stanley Meltzoff, the master of portraying fish in their environments -– from the New Jersey shore to the shallows of the Caribbean and the deep Atlantic waters. February 9-June 2, 2013.

'Guys and Dolls' - NOTE NEW DATES! - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through June 06, 2013 - Elmsford

NOTE NEW DATES! Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Subtitled "A Musical Fable of Broadway," the show is set in the colorful world of New York City in the mid 20th century. "Guys and Dolls" is populated with gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls, and beautiful showgirls, and has one of the great musical scores in American theatre. Including Frank Loesser's hits "Luck Be A Lady," "Guys and Dolls," "If I Were A Bell," and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat." Show runs through June 6, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Beyond the Bed: The American Quilt Evolution - Katonah Museum of Art
Through June 16, 2013 - Katonah

Quilts have evolved dramatically in form, fashion, and function during their long and distinguished history. In this exhibition Jean Burks, senior curator at the Shelburne Museum, will explore the wide range of quilts intended as bed coverings, articles of clothing, furniture accessories, wall decoration, and finally, three-dimensional room sculpture. Illustrating a variety of techniques, designs, and cultural styles, the pieces selected will showcase the work of North American quilters working from the beginning of the 19th century to the present. February 24 through June 16, 2013. Major funding for this exhibition was generously provided by The Coby Foundation.

Born to Be Wild - Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

Academy-Award winner Morgan Freeman lends his voice to this film which follows orphaned baby orangutans and elephants, and the people who rescue and raise them for eventual release back into the wild. Through June 20, 2013.

The Last Reef: Cities Beneath the Sea - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

Coral reefs are considered exotic, distant places with little or no connection to our everyday world. Yet every reef is a living city beneath the sea, with a parallel existence to ours. Maritime Aquarium audiences will recognize scenes from New York City as the film compares reef communities to human communities. The film?s imagery immerses audiences in reef communities, among familiar dolphins, sharks and rays but also lesser-known species, such as crocodile fish, colorful nudibranchs and delicate flatworms. January 18-June 20, 2013.

Sharks - IMAX Theater, Maritime Aquarium
Through June 20, 2013 - Norwalk

This film offers an unflinching look at the ocean's ultimate predator with an emphasis on why shark populations are dropping. A sea turtle with a British accent help make this a family-friendly show, even for the youngest members. January 18-June 20, 2013.

BANK ON THIS - Yorktown Museum
Through July 20, 2013 - Yorktown Heights

An extensive collection of glass banks will be on display in this patrons' showcase. Most of the banks are from the early half of the 20th century. Many of the banks served a duel purpose. Candy, condiments, syrup, and drink mixes would be sold, and the containers would later serve as banks. Pigs, globes, patriotic, and holiday shapes will be shown. Jean and Roy Russo have generously given the Yorktown Museum their large collection of banks and this is the first time it will be on display.

Meerkats - Maritime Aquarium
Through September 02, 2013 - Norwalk

Meerkats are members of the mongoose family that live in social �mobs� in the Kalahari Desert, in the southern African nations of Botswana and South Africa. No mere cats, meerkats are fascinating for living in structured but cooperative societies, including a foraging strategy where adults take turns standing guard upright on their hind feet, watching for predators, while the others eat. The meerkats� exhibit offers opportunities for climbing, digging and exploring, with several feeding locations to keep them on the alert for incoming crickets. A viewing bubble lets visitors pop up right among the meerkats. Through September 2, 2013.

Eggs-hibition: Unscrambling Their History - Bruce Museum
Through October 20, 2013 - Greenwich

This new exhibition will delight visitors with an array of eggs. From food to children's fairy tales, Fabergé eggs to pharmacology, Eggs-hibition explores the evolution of the egg, its prominent inclusion in creation myths worldwide, the complex simplicity of its design, and the inspiration it imparts to artists who have painted, bejeweled, photographed, and written about them. March 23-October 20, 2013.