Free Family Day at the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum Unites Celebrations from Around the World


EUGENE, Ore. -- (November 26, 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 “Celebrations Around the World” on Saturday, December 7, from noon to 3 p.m.  This free family day on the University of Oregon campus includes art activities for children of all ages.


“Family Day is a wonderful opportunity for us to bring the galleries to life by viewing them through the lens of a child,” says Hannah Bastian, JSMA Manager of Museum Education Programs. “We love coming up with activities that will engage children and reflect the beautiful artwork on display.”


Art making activities include creating ink splat illustrations, recycled art, impressionist style holiday cards, and paper art.  Performances throughout the day include storytelling with Mark Riddle from the Springfield Public Library, special performances by the Dragon Puppet Theatre and Upstart Crow Children’s Theatre, and a family-friendly museum tour.


Family Day is supported by the Lane County Medical Society.


Schedule of Events

Art Activities

12 – 3 pm
Illustrations in Ink Splats with Marianne Walker, inspired by Ralph Steadman

Recycled Art with MECCA

Impressionist Art Holiday Cards

Celebrating Pattern with Paper Art, inspired by Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations


12:30 p.m.
Story Time with Mark Riddle, Springfield Public Library

1 p.m.
Dragon Puppet Theatre

1:45 p.m.
Museum Highlights Tour

2 p.m.
Upstart Crow Children’s Theatre

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, college students with ID, University of Oregon faculty, staff and students and JSMA members. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


Contact: Debbie Williamson Smith, 541-346-0942,


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