In Person, Mansa K. Mussa, Museum Events, Kids & Families, Programs

Sunday Studio

1:00 pm
4:00 pm

FREE with museum admission; advance registration required.

Join us each Sunday for a fun family art-making activity inspired by our current exhibitions. Explore materials, learn new techniques, and meet other community members while enjoying creative time with your family. Each week features a different project designed by MAM Teaching Artists to spark the imagination and encourage conversation in response to artworks on view in museum galleries.

The installation By Our Own Hands is inspired by Tibetan Prayer Flags. In this Sunday Studio, participants will design personalized mixed-media flags combining watercolor paint and markers, printmaking stamps, text, and symbols that reflect their identities and the wishes they would like to spread out into the universe. They will also have the opportunity to use a sewing machine to apply lines and graphics, while learning about Tibetan Prayer Flags, and viewing our current exhibition by Frontline Arts.

Space is limited to 8 groups of up to 6 family members per hour, and all COVID-19 guidelines, including mask-wearing, are followed, for a safe, social, creative experience. Reserve your table when you purchase your tickets for museum admission. This program is aimed at families with children ages 5-12, but all are welcome.

By registering for this workshop you agree to follow all COVID safety guidelines and our waiver, available here. Proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or negative PCR test taken within 72 hours required for ages 12 and older.

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FREE with museum admission and for members, with advance registration required.

Kids & Families

Mansa K. Mussa

Mansa K. Mussa is a visual artist, arts educator, curator, and arts consultant. As a photographer, the native of Newark, New Jersey, has been using the camera to document “the unfolding of human events” in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa, Central America, and Europe for forty-four years. His photographs and collages have been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibits since 1974. They have also been published in several books, including the landmark Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the Present.

During the past five years, he has developed a technique of digital photography he refers to as “iPadology.” In essence, it utilizes the iPad to create a series of abstract digital photographic images. The pictures are then edited with photo apps to produce optical illusions that can be printed on paper, fabric, and metal.

The goal is to layer the photographic image with broad strokes and small flourishes, and to combine the image with portraits, text, and geometric shapes to design a new form of ExpressiveArts.