Secret Agent Architect: Decoding the Architectural Shapes of the Museum and Fashion and Fabric Designs

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April 01, 2013


Museum of the City of New York

Upper East Side

Young elementary, Tween, Teen

Free with admission: $10; $6 seniors, students; free for kids younger than 12

Event description: Choose one of two activities offered throughout the day, or participate in both; no reservations required.

Secret Agent Architect: Decoding the Architectural Shapes of the Museum

Become a secret agent architect as your family explores the Museum of the City of New York in this family-friendly scavenger hunt. Learn architectural vocabulary and styles while discovering the secrets of this Colonial Revival building, designed by Joseph H. Freedlander. Afterwards, you'll use these shapes to create model buildings representing your own style.

Fashion and Fabric Designs

Do you have your own sense of style and color? Would you like to learn how to create your own special fabric designs? First, explore the exhibition Stephen Burrows: When Fashion Danced with a museum educator where families will have the opportunity to look at Burrows’ photographs, drawings, and original garments. Then, using inspiration from the exhibition, each child will experiment with fashion design and make an original creation on fabric to take home.

Address: 1220 Fifth Ave.
Upper East Side, NY 10029
Phone: 917-492-3371

About Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.


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