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Events for February 16, 2014

Jacob Lawrence

Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series

Date: Saturday, September 14, 2013–Sunday, April 13, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Painter Jacob Lawrence is known for using a series format to render in colorful expressive imagery and text the narrative stories of historical African American figures like Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. Each of the eight works on view in Jacob Lawrence's Genesis Series (1990) describes a passage from the book of Genesis in the King James version of the Bible.

Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Bookbindings from the Gilded Age

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013–Sunday, May 18, 2014
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–05:00 PM
Every Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

During the late 19th and early 20th century, fine book binding enjoyed a golden age of creativity and lavish decoration. These handmade, individual and highly personal objects were made not only to protect the texts they contained, but also to be admired and appreciated as portable decorative masterpieces in their own right.

Drop-In Art Activities: Women in the Arts

Date: Saturday, February 1, 2014–Monday, February 24, 2014
Every Sat, Sun

Time: 10:00 AM–03:00 PM
Every Sat, Sun

Celebrate inspirational women with us this February! Create art inspired by famous women printmakers, sculptors, and painters. Honor the important women in your life through portraiture and storytelling.

Walk-In Tour: The Glory of Ancient Egypt

Walk-In Tour: The Glory of Ancient Egypt

Date: Sunday, February 16, 2014

Time: 01:00 PM–02:00 PM

In this free, walk-in tour, explore one of our most popular collections: ancient Egypt. Objects in the collection include statuary, reliefs, stelae, funerary works, and jewelry, as well as artifacts reflecting the daily life of ancient Egypt. Individual pieces to be highlighted during the tour are chosen by the docent. Meet in the Centre Street Lobby for our weekly free tours.