Free Family Day at the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is Your Passport Through Art

EUGENE, Ore. -- (March 20, 2019) - The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon invites families to spend a day at the museum enjoying free activities at “Passport Through Art” on Saturday, April 13, from noon to 3 p.m. on the University of Oregon campus.  This free family day includes art activities for children of all ages. 
“Family Day will serve as an opportunity for guests to travel around the world through the JSMA art collection,” says Hannah Bastian, JSMA Manager of Museum Education Programs. “Activities will involve creating a passport and art souvenirs to document the journey.”
Art making activities include creating a family day travel pass to guide visitors through the event, making a sculpted landscape, crafting recycled beads, and making Chinese paper cut art with the University of Oregon’s Confucius Institute.  Performances throughout the day include storytelling with Mark Riddle from the Springfield Public Library, a special performance by Ballet Fantastique, and a family-friendly museum tour.
The public is also invited to attend the artist reception for the 11th Annual NewArt Northwest Kids, which is at 11 a.m. the same day.
Family Day is supported by Transforming Lives: The JSMA at 85 Gala.
Schedule of Events
11 – noon                               
NewArt Northwest Kids Artist Reception
Art Activities
12 – 3 pm
Family Day Travel Pass
Sculpted Landscapes
Recycled Beads
Chinese Paper Cut Art with the UO Confucius Institute
12:30-12:50 p.m.
Story Time with Mark Riddle, Springfield Public Library
1:30-2 p.m.
Museum Highlights Tour
2-2:50 p.m.
Ballet Fantastique
About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, Europe, and the Americas as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of seven museums—and the only academic art museum-- in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.
Contact: Debbie Williamson Smith, 541-346-0942,
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