Kid’s Craft Days at the HAND ART CENTER 

Free Come-n-Go Family Fun Saturdays at the Hand Art Center

Location: Hand Art Center Seminar Room 12-4pm


Fun-filled Family Days are ahead! The Hand Art Center is hosting  educational celebrations for families to experience and learn more about art and culture. Visitors enjoy hands-on art activities for kids of all ages. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. The craft days take place on select Saturdays from noon to 4pm. Usually groups will come for an hour.

The remaining dates for Family Fun Saturdays will be:

September 14th

October 5th

October 12th

Smithsonian Day

Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

FREE and open to the Public. Location: Hand Art Center

This year, Museum Day celebrates the Smithsonian Year of Music, an institution-wide initiative celebrating the Smithsonian’s vast musical collections and resources through 365 days of music-related programming. Music is not only a reflection of human creativity and innovation, but also a key method of communication and cross-cultural exchange and understanding.
The Hand Art Center will be displaying a temporary, interactive exhibit on the history and culture surrounding salsa music and dance. Museum guests are invited to practice basic movement, engage in popular culture and history, and learn about salsa in the context of race and religion. Dr. Pamela Cappas-Toro will be hosting a mini-workshop on Salsa dance for a portion of the event.

Artist Lecture with Luca Molnar

Thursday, October 3rd, 2019

FREE and open to the Public. Location: Hand Art Center 6pm.

“Giornata”, 2017, Oil on panel 6 ft. x 7 ft.
Learn about Luca Molnar’s techniques and inspirations.
Molnar paints, “fractured space, pitting continents of pattern against one another as a mirror for societal structure.” Her recent paintings derive from, “maps of politically charged and historically rich places, both real or imagined.”

Bilingual Night with the Gillespie Museum 

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

FREE and open to the Public. Location: Hand Art Center 4-6 pm.

Celebrate bilingualism in our local communities with enriching activities at our on campus museums. The topic for bilingual night is, “Migration and Movement”. The Gillespie Museum portion will start from 4-5pm and the Hand Art Center from 5-6pm. All attendees are invited to interact with the museum in English and Spanish. There will be light snacks and activities for adults and children.