|Admission:||Free with Museum admission; Youth 18 and under always free|
About the Program
On the Friday after Thanksgiving, visit the Contemporary Jewish Museum (CJM) and Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) for a special day of family programming. Each location will have their own site-specific programming, plus you can participate in CJM/MoAD Museum Bingo, which requires eagle-eye sleuthing at both venues!
Programming at the CJM includes:
11:30–12:15pm: Family Gallery Tour
Experience the world of color and collage in this interactive tour of The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats designed for families with children up to age nine. With hands-on experiential activities, Keats and his groundbreaking work reaches a whole new generation of readers and art-lovers!
12–1pm: Keats on the Big Screen
Watch Ezra Jack Keats’s stories come to life on the big screen, featuring animated versions of favorite classics including The Snowy Day, Whistle for Willie, and Peter’s Chair.
1–3pm: Drop-In Art-Making
Delve into the world of The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats as you explore Keats-inspired art techniques including collage, watercolor, and marble paper. Plus, contribute to an ongoing Keats-in-the-City Community Mural every time you visit.
Programming at MoAd includes:
11am–3pm Family Table with Museum Bingo
11am–12pm and 3–4:30pm Happily Ever After Cartoons
12:30–1:30pm African Folktales with Awele Makeba
12–4pm Jewelry Making with teaching artist Nicole Dixon
Lead support for Family Programs at the Contemporary Jewish Museum is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Presenting partners include The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation and Target. Major support comes from Bank of America. Additional support is provided by Valerie and Norman Snart, in honor of Waldo and Helen Blumberg.