"...a strange and wonderful exhibition" - The New York Times

published 4.26.2017

Family Sundays in May and June at Onassis Cultural Center New York

by Onassis Foundation USA

April 26, 2017


MAY AND JUNE FAMILY SUNDAYS ENGAGE PARTICIPANTS IN THE CONSIDERATION OF EMOTIONS IN ANCIENT GREEK CULTURE AND HOW THEY RESONATE TODAY

                                                     

WHAT            

Organized in conjunction with the critically acclaimed exhibition A World of Emotions: Ancient Greece, 700 BC – 200 AD, on view at the Onassis Cultural Center New York through June 24, 2017, Family Sundays at Onassis in May and June bring together children, their families, and caregivers for interactive tours, live music, art projects, and guided conversation around the theme of emotions. Sessions of scheduled programs with tours begin at 11:30 am and last approximately 75 minutes each. Free. Advance registration required. Check event calendar to select session and register.


May 21 and June 11: Everyday Emotions (ages 5-9)

A tour exploring the importance of everyday emotions through stories of ancient Greece. Families will be invited to create artworks and original music inspired by the exhibition guided by guest artists and musicians.

May 21: Messages from Ancient Greece (ages 10-12)

A tour exploring how ancient Greek inscriptions teach us about emotions in contemporary society. Participants will have the opportunity to create music to accompany stories in the exhibition. 

Additional drop-in art activities that do not require registration take place May 21 and June 11 in the Olympic Tower Atrium from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. During Family Sundays, the exhibition is open to all from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, always free admission.


WHEN             

May 21 and June 11, 2017


WHERE            

Onassis Cultural Center New York

Olympic Tower, 645 Fifth Avenue at 51st Street

New York, NY


About the ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTER NEW YORK

The Onassis Cultural Center New York explores Greek culture from antiquity to today, through a diverse program of exhibitions, events, and online engagement for audiences of all ages and interests. All programs and exhibitions—from scholarly to those designed for families, novices, and experts—are presented free of charge to make the experience accessible to all.


About the ONASSIS FOUNDATION USA

The Onassis Foundation USA, an affiliate of the parent Foundation in Greece, is committed to the promotion of Greek culture. By cooperating with educational and cultural institutions in Greece and throughout the Americas, the Onassis Foundation USA promotes cultural relations. The mission of the Onassis Foundation USA is realized through two major initiatives, one cultural and educational for the general public through its Onassis Cultural Center New York, and one academic, the University Seminars Program, that places eminent scholars from all over the world in universities in North and Latin America for courses on topics related to Hellenic civilization. To learn more about the Foundation and the Onassis Cultural Center New York, please visit: www.onassisusa.org.


Media Contact:

For additional information, please contact Libby Mark or Heather Meltzer at

Bow Bridge Communications, New York City: +1 347-460-5566, or info@bow-bridge.com.

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