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Family Storytelling
Spring 2008

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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 Presents West African Fables

Dates: Sundays, February 3, March 2, April 6, and May 4, 2008
Times: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30, 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

Debra Weller Takes on Rowdy Musicians

Dates: Sundays, February 24, March 16, April 13, and May 25, 2008
Times: 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30 p.m.

Join storyteller Debra Weller for a lively tale inspired by a painting about an unruly group of brawling musicians.

Using narrative and musical accompaniment, Weller transports you back in time to a tiny town in France. Before you know it, you're surrounded by street performers who turn a musical concert into a scuffle!

The Musician's Brawl comes alive as you and your family become the street performers, complete with oboe, fiddle, and hurdy-gurdy. Debra joins in on the guitar, and together you discover who wins the tussle.

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Debra Weller