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Family Storytelling
Fall 2006 and Winter 2007

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For upcoming family programs, please see the event calendar.

Experience art through tall tales with Family Storytelling, a fun educational program that gives you and your kids new ways to look at and think about works of art.

The program is free. Sign up at the Museum Information Desk beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the program. Arrive early to reserve your spot—spaces often fill up.

Asha's Baba: "Gift of a Broken Calabash" and "Feeding a Family"

Dates: October 1, November 12, and December 3, 2006, and January 14, 2007
Times: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Storyteller and musician Asha's Baba takes you on a journey up, over, around, and through a modern marvel of artistry and engineering, Martin Puryear's 45-foot-high sculpture That Profile. Drawing on the ancient West African narrative tradition of Jaliyaa, Asha's Baba gracefully blends words, song, and the sounds of the kora, a 21-string bridge harp, to tell two imaginative stories: one of a young woman attached to a leaky gourd she has inherited from her mother, the other of a king and queen who host a competition to find the man worthy of marrying their daughter.

Weaving in and out of That Profile, Asha's Baba shows kids and adults alike that there are many different ways of looking at a problem.

Asha's Baba

Antonio Sacre: "The Artist in the Cupboard, or The Mystery of the Time-Traveling Cabinet Dwellers"

Dates: October 29, November 19, and December 17, 2006, and January 28, 2007
Times: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

In an encore performance of last year's smash storytelling hit, creative and irreverent storyteller Antonio Sacre spins a time-traveling tale about a fanciful 17th-century cabinet made by André-Charles Boulle for King Louis XIV and adorned with spectacular birds and sculptures of the mythological hero Hercules and the Amazon queen Hippolyta.

Using an entertaining mix of English, Spanish, and French, Sacre assumes the roles of three characters: a modern-day curator, the French artist who made the cabinet, and a Spanish collector who may have once owned this treasure. Along the way, you'll also learn about the spectacular parties held at the Palace of Versailles and why Boulle was the Britney Spears of his time.

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Antonio Sacre