Family Affair is a seasonal afternoon program on select Saturday afternoons that promotes the special bond between parents/guardians and their children (ages 12 and under) through art-making and exhibition tours. Family Affair offers an ever-changing program that includes hands-on activities developed in collaboration with teaching artists, performances, guided tours, screenings, and many other surprises.
At our special November 1 Family Affair celebrating the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos, the band Son Pecadores shared traditional son jarocho music from Veracruz!
From our October virtual Family Affair, participate in two art activities inspired by Sanford Biggers: Codeswitch: create a sculpture with Aurelio (beginning at 0:21), and learn how to make a symmetrical collage with Alex (beginning at 28:20).
From our September virtual Family Affair, create a collage inspired by the work of Sanford Biggers with Aurelio (starting at 1:42), and make a watercolor-and-crayon card with a special message (27:13-end).
From our June virtual Family Affair, make a subway drawing inspired by the work of Martin Wong and Henry Chalfant with Aurelio (beginning of video--29:45), and create a watercolor resistance painting with Kathleena (30:14-end).
From our first virtual Family Affair in May: make a heart stencil with Kathleena.
From our first virtual family affair in May, make decorated cut-out paper flowers with Edwin.
From our first virtual Family Affair in May, Aurelio makes a hot air balloon of joy!
From our first virtual Family Affair in May, guest artists Kennedy Yanko and Rasaan Bonair share about maquettes!
Family Affair is made possible by Con Edison. Education and Community Programs are generously supported by Deutsche Bank, The Hearst Foundations, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, Malka Fund, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, New York Yankees Foundation, The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, O'Grady Foundation, William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and New York City Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson, Council Member Diana Ayala, and Council Member Ruben Diaz Sr.