About the Program
Celebrate the opening of the Museum exhibition The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats.
Schedule of Events
Member Appreciation Brunch | 11am–1pm
Cozy up with hot cocoa and tasty treats in the CJM Café!
Keats Story Time | 11:30am–12:00pm
Family Gallery Tour | 11:30am–12:15pm
Experience the world of color and collage in this interactive tour of The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats, specially designed for families with children up to age nine. With hands-on experiential activities woven throughout, Keats and his groundbreaking work will reach a whole new generation of readers and art-lovers! Limited capacity; Advance registration recommended.
Curator Gallery Talk | 12:00pm–12:30pm
Keats in Song with the Pacific Boychoir Academy | 12–1pm
Listen to members of this award-winning local boys choir sing selections from composer Stephen Schwartz’s (Wicked) off-Broadway hit Captain Louie, based on the beloved Ezra Jack Keats character. Limited capacity.
Curator Gallery Talk | 1:00pm–1:30pm
Keats Animation Film Screenings | 1pm–3pm
Watch animations of your favorite Keats stories on the big screen. Films include Peter’s Chair, Letter to Amy A., Apt. 3, The Trip, Pet Show, The Snowy Day, and Whistle for Willie.
Collage and Marbling Drop-In Art-Making | 1–3pm
Experiment with paper marbling and collage techniques, and then make your own Keats-inspired work of art. And while you’re here, add your own creative stamp to the Museum’s ongoing Keats Community Mural.
Members Sale at the Museum Store | 11am–5pm
Members receive 20% discount in the Museum Store all day.
Image: “After breakfast he put on his snowsuit and ran outside” Final illustration for The Snowy Day,1962. Collage and paint on board. Ezra Jack Keats Papers, de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi. © Copyright Ezra Jack Keats Foundation.
The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats was organized by The Jewish Museum, New York, from the collection of the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection, The University of Southern Mississippi. The exhibition was funded at The Jewish Museum through a generous grant from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation. Additional support was provided by the Joseph Alexander Foundation, the Alfred J. Grunebaum Memorial Fund, and the Winnick Family Foundation.
The Contemporary Jewish Museum presentation is made possible by the following donors:
Mimi and Peter Haas Fund
Dana Corvin and Harris Weinberg
Ruth and Alan Stein
The Koret and Taube Foundations are the Lead Supporters of the 2012/13 exhibition season.