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Ancient Egypt – Art and Magic Family Day

Ancient Egypt – Art and Magic Family Day

Sponsored by Franklin Templeton Investments

Hands-on activities and performances. Nan Colton will play archaeologist Agatha Diggit at work in Egypt. Mark the “Balloon Guy” Byrne will create ancient Egyptian-inspired balloon hats (1-3 p.m.). You can decipher hieroglyphs to discover the museum anew, create a cartouche-inspired ornament, make your own mini-pyramid, and more.

Join us on the third Saturday of the month for entertaining family programs. Discovery Hour, Encore, and MFA Hands-On! are designed for people of all ages and especially for children. Super Special Saturdays are free with Museum admission. No registration is necessary.

Discovery Hour: 11a.m.-noon

Explore the MFA. You will find an artwork in the collection using a Museum Masterpiece “treasure hunt” sheet. You can also handle related, contemporary, touchable objects.

This month: Isis Nursing Horus, the Child from the Museum’s collection of ancient Egyptian objects.

Encore: 12:00 p.m.

Nan Colton’s imaginative performances continue to be some of the Museum’s most popular.

This month: As the fictitious archaeologist Agatha Diggit, Ms. Colton shares anecdotes, myths, and stories about ancient Egypt.

MFA Hands-on! 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Create art inspired by works in the collection and special exhibitions.

This month: Art activities for the entire family to celebrate the opening day of Ancient Egypt – Art and Magic.

Event Details

December 17, 2011

10 am–3 pm

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