Norton Simon | Music and Movement

Calendar of events at The Norton Simon Museum

Fall Family Festival
Sunday, October 21, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Enjoy performances by dance artist Rebecca Bruno, and join a dance workshop incorporating sound and sculpture with collaborator Mak Kern. Bring sound into your home by creating wind chimes and drums, join interactive tours, touch and try musical instruments and art materials, design a costume coloring sheet, draw to live music in the galleries, explore Indian music with musicians Dayita Datta and Jyotiprakas and delight in story time—there’s tons to explore and experience at the Fall Family Festival.

Free admission for children.
Limited free parking is available at the Museum.
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Schedule of Events

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Sound and Movement Workshop
1:00, 1:45 and 2:30 p.m.
Join an interactive sound and movement workshop and performance with dance artist Rebecca Bruno and artist Mak Kern. (30 minutes)
*Space is limited, on-site registration is required.

1:15 p.m. The Museum
Follow a little girl through an art museum and discover how she expresses herself as she encounters each artwork. Then make a drawing inspired by the story.

2:15 p.m. The Noisy Paintbox: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art
Learn about Vasya, a boy who painted the sound of colors. Then make a drawing inspired by the story.

Guided Tours
1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Explore the theme of music and movement on a 30-minute interactive tour of artworks in the collection.
*Sign up at the Information Desk

Musicians & Music
1:00–3:00 p.m.

Draw to the Music
Interact with musicians from the Colburn School as they play in the 18th and 19th century galleries, and draw to their music.

Experience Indian Music
Learn about traditional Indian instruments and then play alongside musicians.

Art-Making Projects
1:00–3:00 p.m.

Wind chimes and Drums
Create a fall-inspired wind chime and/or a drum inspired by the Asian art collection as a family.

Touch and Try
Explore making sounds with a variety of instruments and enjoy experimenting with different art mediums to create a collaborative artwork.

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