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This event last occurred on February 17, 2013, 1—4 pm.

A day of activities highlighting deCordova’s indoor and outdoor art and environments designed for families and for adults. Hear updates on Andy Goldsworthy’s deCordova commission, Snow House, and join in making community snowballs and in constructing snowdecahedrons with public artist Dan Sternof Beyer. Interact with the exhibition, PAINT THINGS, through an animated tour with exhibiting artist Steve Locke and an art making project. Warm up your day with hot cocoa and tea.

Outdoor events:

12 pm Andy Goldsworthy's Snow House Project Update and Community Snowballing with Koch Curatorial Fellow Mary Tinti.

24 pm Join artist Dan Sternof Beyer as he builds “snowdecahedrons” in the Sculpture Park. Using custom-made forms and community collaboration, Beyer will populate deCordova’s campus with these twelve-sided forms that have historical, mathematical, and aesthetic connections. Great fun for audiences of all ages.


Museum events:

3–4 pm  Animated tour with exhibition artist Steve Locke of PAINT THINGS: beyond the stretcher, meet on the 3rd floor.

1:30–3:30 pm  ARTfull Explorations - Drop in to discover artwork together as a family. Close-looking questions will guide you through the exhibitions.  Then participate in a hands-on project inspired by the exciting winter exhibition, PAINT THINGS: beyond the stretcher, where painting and sculpture merge in dynamic installations and artworks by contemporary artists from across the country. Dewey Gallery.


1–4 pm  Ask Me - Guides are available in the galleries to answer questions and join in engaging conversations about the new winter exhibitions.

The Square (next to the Store):

1:30–3:30 pm Students from Concord-Carlisle's Rivers and Revolutions experiential learning program offer information about their student-created exhibit.

1:30–3:30 pm Hot cocoa and tea will be served.



Event Type: 
Artist Talks and Lectures
Family Programs
Public Programs