Chazen Museum of Art

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Summer Spin!

June 7 to August 23 | Chazen Museum of Art

Thursday nights are family friendly at the Chazen Museum of Art this summer!

Grab the kiddos and join us every week as we bring the museum outdoors! Enjoy live music, cool and refreshing treats, outdoor films, adventures with art, and lots of surprises. Everyone is welcome.

JUNE 7, 7:30–9 p.m.
Finding Nemo  •  We’re kicking off Summer Spin with a film on East Campus Mall. Join us as we screen Pixar’s Finding Nemo, and follow along as Nemo the clownfish shows us that, like the artists on view in Drawn to Art, adversity does not mean limitation. Arrive early to find the best seat and enjoy hands-on activities before each film. Light snacks and chairs provided; blankets encouraged. See our Facebook event page for more details: http://bit.ly/2rTr9J9

JUNE, 14, 4–7 p.m.
Food Fight! • Who says you can’t play with your food? We'll make art using potatoes, corn on the cob, and other veggies. Did we mention there will be ice cream?! See our Facebook event page for more details: http://bit.ly/2wMK4uR

JUNE 21, 4–8 p.m.
Summer Solstice • Celebrate the solstice with Make Music Madison. Local musicians will provide the beats as we use the sun for inspiration to make sun prints and sun catchers. Wear your party hats and come ready to dance! Visit www.makemusicmadison.org for a complete list of performers.
Schedule: 4:00–5:00 p.m. – Brass Knuckle Brass Band
5:30–6:00 p.m. – Anaguma Eisa
6:00–7:00 p.m. – MAUI Madison Area Ukulele Initiative
See our Facebook event page for more details: http://bit.ly/2wP8bcc

JUNE 28, 4–7 p.m.
Surprise Supplies • Do you love surprises? We do! Meet artists from ArtWorking and play with a unique and mysterious assortment of materials to produce original works of art. You never know what you’ll get into! See our Facebook event page for more details: http://bit.ly/2GqAJs0

JULY 5, 8–10 p.m.
Finding Dory • In this sequel to Finding Nemo, Dory, a spunky fish who suffers from memory loss, optimistically navigates through life refusing to let disability slow her down! Arrive early to find the best seat and enjoy hands-on activities before each film. Light snacks and chairs provided; blankets encouraged.

JULY 12, 4–8 p.m.
Opening reception for Watanabe: Japanese Print Envoy. Don’t miss this very special Summer Spin as we celebrate the opening of Watanabe: Japanese Print Envoy. Try your hand at gyotaku, the ancient Japanese art of printing fish and enjoy live music by Beni Daiko, Madison’s Taiko drumming group. Don’t miss the lecture by Distinguished Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Drew Stevens—one of his last before retirement.
4–7 p.m. Hands-on activities (gyotaku)
4:30–5:30 p.m. Beni Daiko, drumming performance
5:30–6:30 p.m. Lecture by Drew Stevens
6:30–8 p.m. Reception with drumming performance by Beni Daiko and refreshments.

JULY 19, 4–7 p.m.
The BIG Draw • You don’t need a pencil to draw—you just need imagination! Using pool noodles, fly swatters, and other unusual implements, we’ll fling, sling, and drip to create big marks! Come see what awaits you at the BIG draw!

JULY 26, 4–7 p.m.
Surprise Supplies • Do you love surprises? We do. Come play and create with a unique and mysterious assortment of materials. You never know what you’ll get into!

AUGUST 2, 7:30–9 p.m.
Wonder • Based on a true story, Wonder tells the inspiring tale of August Pullman, a boy born with facial deformities that kept him from going to school. When August enrolls in fifth grade he becomes an unlikely hero, teaching his new classmates, community, and friends that difference is what makes us extraordinary. Arrive early to find the best seat and enjoy hands-on activities before each film. Light snacks and chairs provided; blankets encouraged.

AUGUST 9, 4–7 p.m.
Dog Days • Celebrate your four-legged family members with an afternoon of pet-inspired fun! We’ll decorate bandanas, design food bowls, and create other canine crafts. There may even be a surprise appearance from a furry friend—or two!

AUGUST 16, 4–7 p.m.
Surprise Supplies • Do you love surprises? We do! Come play and create with a unique and mysterious assortment of materials. You never know what you’ll get into!

AUGUST 23, 4–7 p.m.
Back to School Block Party • Bring the kiddos down for one last hurrah before school begins! Meet UW-Madison and community organizations as we play lawn games, make art, and pedal our way to a smoothie! Jam out to Bahama Bob and his tropical beats! Special appearance by Bucky Badger! There’s sure to be something for everyone!
 

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