Children's Storybook Reading and Workshop Celebrates "The Big Draw" Saturday, September 9, 2006, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Orientation Room, first floor
The museum is delighted to participate in NYC's first "The Big Draw" event. The day's program begins with storybook readings of Crow Chief, told and illustrated by Paul Goble; The Sketchbook of Thomas Blue Eagle, by Gay Matthaei and Jewel Grutman with illustrations by Adam Cvijanovic; and Where There Is No Name for Art, with text and photographs by Bruce Hacko. At noon, participate in a drawing activity with Jeffrey Gibson (Choctaw) in the Museum's Rotunda. Ages 5 and up.
The Charles and Valerie Diker Pavilion for Native Arts and Cultures Opens Saturday, September 23, 2006
The museum is proud to present Lower Manhattan's newest art and performance space, the Charles and Valerie Diker Pavilion for Native Arts and Cultures. The 6000 square-foot elliptical space will increase the museum's size by one-third and allow the museum to feature more special programs and welcome more members, visitors, and school groups. Come celebrate this new space and join us for special Pavilion events!
Celebration for the Diker Pavilion Thursday, October 5, 2006, 6-8 p.m.
Please join us for a special evening to celebrate the museum's newest space! Gallery tours, performances and refreshments will welcome visitors to the Pavilion, the Beauty Surrounds Us inaugural exhibition and our exhibition Indigenous Motivations.
El Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead Saturday, October 28, 2006, 1�5 p.m.
Honor the memory of ancestors, family and friends who have departed in this celebration that has roots in the indigenous cultures of Mexico. Join NMAI staff in a day of activities, which include dance performances by Danza Mexica Cetiliztli Nauhcampa and hands-on workshops featuring papel picado, paper flowers and skulls.