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Kids and Family Program

140th Anniversary Bash

Come Celebrate with Us!
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 5:15pm

Art Museum Galleries

Join us for a festive celebration of community, art, and diversity with music, art talks, food, and fun! Free and open to the public. Please see event schedule below.


Faith Ringgold (American, b. 1930), Somebody Stole My Broken Heart (detail), 2007
Photo Credit: 

© Faith Ringgold; Photograph by Laura Shea


140th Anniversary Bash! Schedule of Events

Doors open at 5:15! Throughout the evening enjoy button making, temporary tattoos, collaborative drawing, poetry and art photo activities, plus a museum mysteries game with prizes! Free refreshments include cupcakes, savory snacks, wine, and beer. 

Sorry - no Mission Cantina food truck due to unforeseen mechanical difficulties.

5:15-5:45: Written on the Body, a multi-media dance performance

Dance professors Jim Coleman and Terese Freedman have adapted the opening of their video/drawing/dance piece Written on the Body to allow for members of the public to move slowly across a white wall as their actions are “traced” on paper by a visual artist and video-projected onto the wall. Each participant will receive the traced drawing of their movement.

5:45-6:00: Mini art tours by Student Guides

Option 1: Global Ceramic Arts

Option 2: The Figure in Contemporary Art

6:00-6:15: Ekphrastic poetry readings by students

6:20-6:35: Mini art tours by Student Guides

Option 1: Arts of Asia

Option 2: Renaissance and Baroque Art

6:50: Winners of museum mysteries game announced

7:00-7:30: Strolling concert with Music Department faculty and students

Join us on a musical "stroll” through the 140 Unlimited galleries! Faculty and students from the Mount Holyoke College Music Department will perform short pieces chosen for their striking connections to specific objects in the Art Museum’s collection. Highlights include a performance of chants from medieval manuscripts in the collection, and a new piece for double choir by a Mount Holyoke alumna.