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Family Adventure Day: Saturday February 23
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Gallery Talks on the Art of Adventure every day at 11:00, 12:30 and 2:30
Come see and learn about the Art of Adventure. Paintings by Frank Schoonover and Gregory Manchess invite us to into worlds beyond the everyday where anything might happen next. Learn also about Norman Rockwell’s adventures and how they shaped his world view and decisions about what to paint.

Outdoor Adventures with a Wildlife Expert
10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Track animals, identify trees and wildlife, and notice where the Housatonic River runs north on a family-friendly, fifty-minute outdoor adventure on the Museum’s 36-acre grounds. Led by Pleasant Valley Sanctuary Wildlife Specialist, Max Galdos-Shapiro. Dress for the weather and enjoy some hot cocoa as you come back inside for indoor adventures.

Make Adventure Art: Imagine and Create with Collage
12 p.m.
Using collage techniques – visualize, design and create an imaginary animal and the setting it inhabits. Participants plan and create an image which suggests fantastical adventures about to unfold.

An Artist’s Adventures:  Talk with Gregory Manchess
1 p.m.
Artist Gregory Manchess shares stories of personal adventures and how they informed the world he created, illustrated and wrote about to make Above The Timberline.

Around the World with Norman
2 p.m.
Did you know Norman Rockwell had some worldly adventures? Education curator Tom Daly shares stories about the artist’s global travels and how these experiences were reflected in his work.

Draw a Manchess Polar Bear
3:00 p.m.
Draw polar bears with artist Gregory Manchess and educator and illustrator Patrick O’Donnell. After seeing Above the Timberline do you wonder what techniques Gregory Manchess uses to paint polar bears? Come learn about how he sees bears and makes them come to life on the canvas.

Drink some more hot cocoa and call it a day!
3:40 p.m.