Join us for an all-day program FOR ALL AGES that explores
The Shape of Light and related exhibitions.
Take part in a lecture featuring Gabriel Dawe, special gallery tours, film and planetarium programs, demonstrations, hands-on-workshops and an after-hours program.
Experience color by exploring meaning, mood and tone, & shape and space throughout the galleries from the perspective of our Museum Explorers.
Learning Colors with the Color Machine
Pre-school children will join Pocoyo, the animated T.V. character, to explore color mixing with the color machine app. on an iPad provided by the Hispanic Information and Telecommunication Network (HITN). Children will also engage with puzzles and a variety of activities to learn about color. (Meet Pocoyo 3-4 pm) Image courtesy of HITN.
Create your own unique kaleidoscope, and peer through its eyepiece and turn it to see ever-changing patterns of beautiful colors and shifting images. Get inspired by our fall exhibitions, Chromatic: Minimalism and Color Field Experiments, The Shape of Light: Gabriel Dawe, and Outside the Lines: Color Across the Collections, before you begin your project.
Optical Illusions Hand Art
Amazing how our eyes are able to see those things that are not there. Participants will make a 3D hand - it is absolutely flat, but our brain makes it appear to be 3 dimensional.
The use of natural dyes dates back to early cultures. Learn the basic techniques of extracting dye from natural ingredients and how to apply the color to different fibers. Mix these dyes to create varied shades and how to develop secondary colors.
Weaving has been a form of art that began in pre-historic times. Watch a weaving demonstration of how cloth is made on a shaft loom, intersecting warp and weft yarns in colorful combinations.
Learn about the tie-dying, ancient resist-dyeing techniques, as you fold, twist, pleat, and crumple a fabric, bind it with string or rubber bands, and apply dyes
Preview experimental handmade art films that explore a variety of themes from color to environmental issues. Films include: Let Your Light Shine, Undertone Overture, A Joy, Glistening Thrills (Jodie Mack, 2013, 2005), Spektralanalyse and Lone Star (Sarah Klein and David Kwan, 2011 and 2013), Kaleidoscope #2 and Mind Journey II (Frank Bonilla, 2012, 2015), Pollenating, Centipede’s Dream (David C. Montgomery, 2009, 2013)
• Color in Visual Music—2:30 & 6 pm
(Billy Johnson Auditorium)
See experimental abstract animation in a program from Center for Visual Music that explores music and color. Films included: Circles, Allegretto, Radio Dynamics (Oskar Fischinger 1934, 1943, 1942), Tarantella and Polka Graph (Mary Ellen Bute, 1940, 1947), Mobiles and Landscape (Jules Engel, 1978, 1971), Sonata for Pen, Brush and Ruler (Barry Spinello, 1968), aura (Richard Baily & John Buchanan, 2007), vellum, (Robert Seidel, 2009), and 1000 Plateaus (Steve Woloshen, 2014). 16mm and digital
Artist Gabriel Dawe and Curator of the American Art Collection, Tricia Laughlin Bloom, discuss the creative vision behind his exhibit—The Shape of Light—which explores the connection between fashion and architecture, and how they relate to the human need for shelter in all its shapes and forms.
Color Dance Party with DJ Rich Williams
Chill or dance your feet off to the genre free sound of DJ Rich Williams.