Lightner Learning Lab: Degas, Prints, and I

Sunday, June 9, 2019, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Lightner Museum

Kids can learn about the different prints on view in the Lightner Museum and in the special exhibit, "Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist."

Across from Flagler College.
75 King Street, St. Augustine, FL, 32084
(904) 824-2874
  • The Lightner Museum offers two Learning Labs where children can explore the prints on view in the Museum's regular collection as well as in the special exhibit, "Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist," on  Sunday, June 9, 2019. The first session is for "Little Lightners" (ages 5 to 9, accompanied by an adult) from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. and the second, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., is designed for "Lightner Leaders" (ages 10 to 14).

    Lightner Museum educators will discuss all the elements of printmaking while encouraging kids to appreciate how and why artists choose to work in their selected print media. The tour will be followed by a printmaking activity.

    “Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist,” a special exhibition that offers a rare look at over 100 original works on paper by Edgar Degas and his circle of friends, will be held at the Lightner Museum from April 12 through June 16, 2019.

    This exhibit has been assembled from the private collection of curator Robert Flynn Johnson and is touring under the auspices of Landau Traveling Exhibitions with Denenberg Fine Arts. The collection includes more than 50 works by Degas himself, as well as a varied collection of prints, photographs, monotypes, and drawings created by Degas's friends, including works by Mary Cassatt, Alfred Stevens, Paul Cézanne, and Camille Pissarro.

    A fully illustrated catalog written by Degas scholar and Curator of the Royal Academy of Art Ann Dumas will accompany the exhibit.

    Admission: Tickets for this Learning Lab are $10.00 per participant ($5.00 for St. Johns County residents). Visit here for more information and to purchase tickets.

    When: Sunday, June 9, 2019. The session for "Little Lightners" (ages 5 to 9, accompanied by an adult) will take place from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., and the "Lightner Leaders" (ages 10 to 14) session will be from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

    Where: The Lightner Museum is located at 75 King Street in the historic district of St. Augustine.

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