Lost Arts Series: Miniature Portraiture
Sunday, February 23, 2-4 pm
Ages 6+ and adults
Tickets include the price of Museum Admission
A tiny painted portrait of a loved one was once a highly prized possession. Now the art of miniature portraiture is nearly lost. In this first installment of DiMenna Children’s History Museum's new series “Lost Arts,” families will go into the galleries to learn about the history of miniature portraiture by looking at examples from our museum collections and the tools artists used to create these miniature masterpieces. Then families will go to a studio space and paint their own miniature portraits on vellum.
About the Lost Arts Series:
"Lost Arts" is a series of four programs in which families explore forgotten art forms in the galleries and then make art inspired by them in the studio. This series has been developed by our Family Programs Interns and is co-lead by them and our expert teaching artists. Cost is $15 per person ($12 for members). All Lost Arts programs are designed for children and adults to participate equally: adults must accompany their children to the programs. For ages 6+. See the online family programs calendar for other program dates. Purchase tickets to individual programs online, or purchase a package deal for all four programs over the phone. See "Special offer" below.
Special Offer: Sign up for all four Lost Arts programs over the phone and get free child tickets to the fourth program, To take advantage of this offer, please call 646-293-9922.
Note: If you have trouble purchasing tickets online, you may need to set up a profile by calling our call center at 212-485-9268.