Winter Family Day Celebration

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December 04, 2011

2-5pm.

The Morgan Library & Museum

Manhattan

Young elementary, Tween

Museum admission: $15; $10 seniors, students, and children younger than 16; free children younger than 12

Description: This year's annual family day draws inspiration from the Morgan's current exhibitions: "Charles Dickens at 200" and "David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France: Drawings from the Louvre." Families will travel back to the days of Dickens and Revolutionary France with art workshops, walking characters, a costume photo shoot, festive dancing, and more.

The Grand Falloons company will lead visitors into a lively celebration of Victorian London with impersonations of "A Christmas Carol" characters Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present. The Grand Falloons Company will also bring Dickens and his masterpiece to life in Mr. Morgan's spectacular Library with spirited readings of short excerpts from "A Christmas Carol."

Students of the American Ballet Theater will offer excerpts from the famed ballet, "The Nutcracker."

Kids will travel through time, trying on colorful handmade costumes and creating tableaux vivants inspired by French art. Digital photographs will be taken and sent to families by e-mail.

Using an array of colorful trimmings, like ribbons, feathers, flowers, and tulles, educator Deborah Lutz will help children recreate the extravagant hats worn in France by ladies and gentlemen around the time of the Revolution.

English Country Dance specialist Beverly Francis will lead children and adults through the moves that delight Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig and their guests in "A Christmas Carol."

Address: 225 Madison Avenue
Manhattan, NY 10016
Phone: 212-685-0008
Website: www.themorgan.org

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