Thursdays, 5 – 8 pm
Family 1st Thursdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Bring the whole family and enjoy 1st Thursday together in SBMA's Family Resource Center located across from the Museum Café on the Lower Level. Museum Teaching Artists will assist families in creating special exhibition-based art projects. Afterwards, enjoy selected galleries until 8pm.
Thursday, September 4, 5:30 – 7 :30 pm
Construct majestic mountains, river banks, or castle ruins in 3-D after famous painters’ images of the natural world, inspired by landscapes currently on view in the Museum’s Ridley-Tree Gallery.
Thursday, October 2, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Paint in watercolor directly from flower arrangements, inspired by the five floral paintings on view in Degas to Chagall: Important Loans from The Armand Hammer Foundation.
1:30 – 4:30 pm
Visitors of all ages are welcome to participate in this hands-on workshop with SBMA Teaching Artists on the Museum’s front steps. Each month explore a different medium, including clay, metal, ink, wood, photography, and paper, and gain inspiration from works of art in the Museum’s permanent collection or special exhibitions. In the event of inclement weather, activities will be moved inside to the Museum’s Family Resource Center.
All participants receive a Free Family Pass to the Museum.
Front Steps of the Museum
Sunday, September 14, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Work in a limited palette of acrylic paint on black primed canvas board to create your own version of Georges Rouault’s Acrobat VIII.
Sunday, September 28, 1 – 4 pm
Dogs and their people are invited to pose for a free portrait. Images available for download on the Museum’s Flickr page after the event.
Front Steps of the Museum
Saturday, September 13, 12 – 5 pm
Jewelry artist Patty Nulph creates contemporary sterling silver designs using freshwater pearls and semi-precious gemstones as well as limited edition hand-knotted necklaces. She began by importing and selling one-of-a-kind jewelry, beads, and textiles. Twice a year, Patty debuts a fresh exciting collection, each inspiring new "Accessories For Life."
Wednesday, October 15
The French musicians that comprise this trio have been playing together for over three decades since they were students at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris. Each graduated with top honors from the Conservatory where they went on to hold important faculty positions and rapidly established major solo careers. In the years since, they have toured extensively throughout Europe, the United States, and Canada. Their performance includes Schubert’s Trio No. 2 in B-flat Major, D. 581, Schnittke’s String Trio, Op. 191, Machuel’s String Trio, “Leçons Des Ténèbres” and Beethoven’s Trio No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 3.
Mary Craig Auditorium
Tickets go on sale in the fall.
Sunday, October 26, 1 – 4 pm
The Museum honors the Mexican tradition of remembering the dead with a variety of family festivities in the galleries and back plaza including music and dance performances, art-making activities, bilingual storytelling, a special display of altars created by school and community groups, and traditional refreshments.