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El Día De Los Reyes (Three Kings Day) at Sugar Hill!

January 5, 2019 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Free

The Museum will observe what it means to be a Global Citizen by exploring how Three Kings Day is observed throughout the world.  We will celebrate El Día De Los Reyes (one day before the actual day) with precious materials, specifically the color gold in the Studio Labs. We will also make sculptural gifts and crowns in the Living Room. Access to our exhibitions and Story Hour performance at 1 where Alexander will present a grand way to kick off the new year!  

Location: Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling, 898 St. Nicholas Avenue at 155th Street New York NY 10032 

Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean

November 02, 2018 - May 27, 2019 10am - 6pm

Cost: $21 for adults, $16 for seniors, $13 for high school or college students, and $6 for kids from 5 -13 years of age.

Contemporary artist Betye Saar has shaped the development of assemblage art in the United States, particularly as a device to illuminate social and political concerns. A key figure in the Black Arts Movement and the feminist art movement of the 1960-70s, Saar’s distinct vision harmonizes the personal and the political. Over the years, Saar has transformed the representation of African Americans in American culture by recycling and reclaiming derogatory images such as Aunt Jemimas, Uncle Toms, sambos, and mammies to confront the continued racism in American society and create representations of strength and perseverance. This exhibition focuses on one facet of her work—washboards—created between 1997 and 2017. Presented in the Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery, part of the Center for Women’s History, the exhibition is organized by the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles.

Location: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street, New York NY 10024 

Female Remedies

November 2, 2018 - May 27, 2019 10am - 6pm

Cost: $21 for adults, $16 for seniors, $13 for high school or college students, and $6 for kids from 5 -13 years of age.

Unregulated “patent medicines” were big business before the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 forced manufacturers to list ingredients. Limited birth control and illegal abortion drove women to buy pills and powders that promised to “restore and regulate menstrual function.” Meanwhile syrups secretly loaded with alcohol and morphine were sold to mothers, who were persuaded that happy babies were quiet. This small installation shows how these products were shrewdly marketed to women desperate to conform to social rules.

Location: New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West at 77th Street, New York NY 10024 US

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