Family Art Workshop: Daily Life in Ancient Greece & Make Your Own Greek Vase
Saturday, March 23, Drop-in from 10:00-11:30 am @ Pennington Public Library
Presenters: Allegra D’Adamo & Leslie Sullivan, Princeton University Art Museum
Planning on joining us? Please RSVP here.
Children must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian
Join Allegra D’Adamo and Leslie Sullivan, Princeton University Art Museum Docents, to explore what art can reveal about daily life in ancient Greece. Using images from the Museum’s collections, children and families will explore ancient artifacts and “decode” their meaning to make art-to-self connections and art-to-world connections. Then create and decorate your own Greek vase. Drop-in anytime between 10 and 11:30 a.m. Come for fifteen minutes or an hour—whatever your schedule allows.
About the Presenters:
Allegra D’Adamo joined the Princeton University Art Museum Docent Association in 2010, and was chair of the Association 2020-2022. Her areas of special interest are ancient Roman and Greek art and mythology, early Christian and Medieval art, and Baroque art. Prior to becoming a Docent, Allegra worked for more than 20 years in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors of the publishing industry—predominantly in the areas of marketing, publicity, and subsidiary rights—including a stint as Associate Publisher for the Aperture Foundation. Allegra graduated with a B.A. in English from Barnard College and M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from Columbia Business School.
Leslie Sullivan joined the Princeton University Art Museum Docent Association in 2021. Her areas of interest include photography, contemporary and modern, sculpture, and American art. She has extensive experience working with arts and education programs, organizing art exhibits, and volunteering with arts councils. Leslie has won awards in photography and is currently working in oil painting. Her work experience includes commercial interior design and insurance consultant for high profile clientele. Leslie holds a BFA from the University of Louisiana in Interior Architecture.
This event is part of the 2024 NEA Big Read – an initiative designed to broaden our imaginations and understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. The featured book Circe by Madeline Miller retells a Greek story from the eponymous heroine’s point of view, giving voice to a lesser goddess Homer’s The Odyssey. We have curated a list of age-appropriate companion titles for our community’s young readers that explore traditional stories from cultures around the globe, ranging from the Greek mythology of Circe to Vietnamese legends. Please visit PenningtonLibrary.org/2024BigRead for a full calendar of events and more information.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.