On Saturday, March 19, the MFA celebrates Nowruz, the Persian New Year, with an array of tours and art-making activities, as well as a performance by Kayhan Kalhor, an internationally acclaimed kamancheh (Persian spiked fiddle) player. >>
Experiment with paint, paper, collage, performance, and movement. Use your imagination to express yourself and make your own special masterpiece. Different projects and games will be offered each class. The program is perfect for families and children.
First Sunday of the month, 2 to 4 pm.
On the first Sunday of the month, October through May, from 2-4 pm, families are invited to enjoy current exhibitions, tours, and hands-on activities in the museum galleries and art school studios. Each month features a different theme inspired by artwork on view in the museum, and use a variety of artist materials. FREE >>
Drawing Redefined challenges us to think about drawing in a whole new way. Let’s investigate some redefined drawing processes! We will draw by bending paperclips, cutting away paper, and even by casting shadows on the floor!
Designed for families with children ages 5–12, but all are welcome.
Free with admission or Membership. >>
Join us to explore collections, and try crafts and games that complement this traveling exhibit. Native Voices introduces you to stories, songs, and materials from indigenous New England communities that tell of contemporary life and cultural traditions. Free with admission. >>
(Grades K-11, Child, Preteen, Teen, and CIT Programs) From Vermeer to Jasper Johns, artists have long been fascinated by maps. Maps can be simple tools to offer us orientation, lead us to adventurous destinations, or help us to discover new lands, trails and paths. From paper to GPS, from hand drawn to computer generated, maps have been around for many centuries. How much information can we >>
Participate in a variety of creative musical activities with Kerry, including singing, rhythm-making, dramatic interpretation, listening and learning about many different forms and styles of music. Lots of movement! Free with paid admission >>
I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.
Thank you, Mr. Spero and Ms. Rees for this article! Ashland Public Schools has adopted Best Practices for Mobile Devices to start putting distance between students/staff and the devices/routers/access points in our schools. Senator Karen Spilka has introduced MA S.1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. While it may take a while for an outcome from the State, there is much you can do to keep your loved ones safe right now as Ms. Rees explains. I have taken those precautions myself in our home to limit radiation exposure. Those wishing to know more are welcome to look at the in-depth research I've gathered: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/home. Thank you!