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Free with Museum Admission
Fun for all ages!

From kids to grandparents, Family Days are special events for everyone to enjoy together. Family Days include programs featuring special exhibitions, readings and book signings with authors and artists, musical performances and art activities to encourage creativity for all ages! So bring the whole crew for a day of fun at the NBMAA. Hope you can join us!

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Family Day: Celebrate the Presidents! with Arts for Learning Connecticut
Monday, Feb. 16
noon-3:30 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
This Presidents' Day, the talented artists of Arts for Learning Connecticut return to the Museum for a fun-filled day of activities and performances for the whole family. Try out digital painting with Raheem Nelson, weaving with Christine Wilkinson, smartphone photography with Craig Norton, and exhibit-inspired art activities with Virginia Lynn Anderson. Even Abe Lincoln will be in attendance, impersonated by master storyteller Lou del Bianco! Bring your camera for an afternoon making art and some wonderful family memories.

Lend a Hand! Community Quilting with the Greater Hartford Quilt Guild
Monday, Dec. 29
1-3 p.m.
Free with Museum admission
This December Vacation Week, fire up your whole family’s creativity for a great cause! In this drop-in workshop, children and an accompanying adult can make and decorate two fabric squares using applique, fabric markers, and a variety of 3D embellishments. Take home one as a miniature quilt keepsake, and sign and donate the other to our collaborative quilt project. Volunteers from the Greater Hartford Quilt Guild will be on hand to foster your creativity and assemble the donated squares into a community quilt for Covenant to Care for Children, a statewide, nonprofit 501(c)3 agency working with faith and community organizations to meet the needs of children ages birth to 17 who are abused, neglected, or impoverished. Bring new or gently used toys, school supplies, and children’s clothing to give to their Community Closet, which serves families in need throughout the state. Keep the spirit of giving alive, and get your quilt on!


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