Family Saturday: Musical Instruments

Instrument prototype made by Education Assistant K-12 Julia Adelman ‘17

We will look at and talk about the beautiful instruments in the Balinese Gamelan in Sixfold Symmetry: Pattern in Art and Science, then we will make our own instruments and play them together as an orchestra.

Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art activity. Most programs run from 2:00 - 3:30 pm and include a tour of a specific exhibition.

All programs are free and open to the public, and suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. Materials are provided. Reservations are required—for additional information and reservations, call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080.

Instrument prototype made by Education Assistants for K-12 Julia Adelman '17 and Emma Waldman '18
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Pattern by Evelyn Wang ’19
Inspired by the exhibition 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.