Fall Family Day at MAM | Montclair Art Museum
(MAM) & Yard School of Art offer American, Native American, & contemporary art exhibitions, programs, & classes in NJ

Puppet and magic showFall Family Day

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 1–4 p.m.


Join us for a fun-filled Fall Family Day at MAM celebrating Shadow Play.  Experience the art of illusion at this fun-filled day inspired by the playfulness of our current exhibition Impossible Shadows: The Art of Larry Kagan. 


Be amazed by a spectacular shadow puppet performance and mystifying magic show with special guests Midnight Radio Show – a multidisciplinary arts collective – and Magician Tanya Solomon. 


Create eye-catching optical illusions with MAM art educators, explore the light and shadow of your face while creating self-portraits in our Family Learning Lab, and dazzle your friends in a comic drawing station led by Montclair’s comic book store East Side Mags! 


Join us in our galleries for a Family Tour of Impossible Shadows: The Art of Larry Kagan. Viewed without lighting, Kagan’s artwork looks like abstract metal sculptures. With special lighting, the sculptures’ shadows form a range of images from a portrait of Andy Warhol to a playful poodle. 



1:30 p.m. Midnight Radio Show Shadow Puppet Performance: Fairytales in Space

3 p.m. Magic Show with Tanya Solomon


Art Activities:

1-4 p.m. Comic Drawing with East Side Mags

1-4 p.m. Shadow Puppets with Peg Kenselaar

1-4 p.m. Optical Illusions with Nanci Iovino


Family Gallery Tour:

2:30 p.m. Impossible Shadows: The Art of Larry Kagan


Family Learning Lab:

1-4 p.m. Self Portraits



$10 per family (up to six people)

FREE for Family-level members and above



Family Days are made possible, in part, by an anonymous grant.

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