Fall Community Day: Past, Present, Future
An all-ages celebration of our new exhibition, Monsters & Myths. Explore myths and stories from the past, use imagination to design a monster for today, and participate in a spectacular Surrealist Parade around the museum. Museum admission is free all day.
Art and Games
Work with local artists to create a monster mask inspired by the Surrealist Ball. Wear your mask to the Monster Parade at 3pm! Avery Court.
Get active and design a surreal work of art using words and images. Then make your contribution to our giant surreal communal poster. Morgan Great Hall
Giant Fun with Chess
Play jumbo sized Chess, the Surrealists’ favorite board game. Morgan Great Hall Foyer
Play some of the word and picture games that the Surrealists played. Connections Gallery, Avery 3
Take a moment and type out your answers to questions asked by For Freedom: The 50 State Initiative. Sit at our writer’s desk and let the power of words move through your fingertips.
All day: Examining Life YouTube channel
Engage in a philosophical conversation with local YouTuber, Amanda Schneider.
Questions: Are there limits to human creativity? Why does art matter? You might be featured on her channel, Examining Life.
Morgan Great Hall area
11am & 2pm: Moscow Ballet’s New Horizons: A Children’s Program for Life
Let peace inspire you! Join world-class Russian dancer Mykhailo Shcherbakov of the Moscow Ballet for an interactive, family-friendly performance.
3pm: Surrealist Monster Parade
Bring your monster masks and surreal posters for a Surrealist Monster Parade! Join larger-than-life puppets by Anne Cubberly and express your inner monster.
Meet in Avery Court
All Day: Auerbach Art Library Book Sale
Visit the library to browse fantastic titles at great prices. All proceeds go to the library and the preservation of its collections. Cash or check only.
Noon: The Ice Cream for a Dream truck will be parked outside the museum and waiting to serve visitors free ice cream (while supplies last)!
Avery Court Entrance
Tours meet by the Museum Shop
10:30-11am: ABC Story Time
Make connections between art and books during this docent-guided tour for young children and accompanying adults.
11-12pm: Ask About Art: Monster & Myths
Drop in anytime from 11-12pm and talk to a docent about what you see.
11:30am & 1pm: Highlights Tour
Join a docent for a Highlights Tour of the permanent collection.
2:30-3:30pm: Strike a Pose
Join a docent for the special theme tour, Strike a Pose: Portraits from The Amistad Center and Wadsworth Atheneum.
4-4:30pm: 3-in-30 Highlights
Join a docent for a 3-in-30 Highlights Tour—that’s three works of art to explore in 30 minutes!