Tomorrow marks the grand opening of the Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling. This progressive new museum embraces and explores the intersection of art and storytelling against the rich, cultural background of Harlem. With exhibits and curriculum designed specifically for children ages 3-8, kids have the opportunity to be both author and audience as they learn about the historic and contemporary artists and storytellers of this iconic neighborhood, plus build important visual, language, and critical thinking skills. The opening exhibitions include People, Places, and Things: Selections from The Studio Museum, showing artwork depicting daily life in communities throughout the US; Txt: art, language, media, investigating new forms of digital literacy; and The Pollen Catchers' Color Mixing Machine, a site-specific mural by artist Saya Woolfalk in collaboration with her young daughter.
The Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling is located at 898 St. Nicholas Avenue at 155th Street in New York City and is part of The Sugar Hill Project, designed by renowned architect David Adjaye. The opening day celebration will take place on October 3, 2015 from 11am-5pm, with free admission to see the galleries, interact with the artist-in-residence, partake in a marathon storytelling event, and enjoy a variety of performances. Regular hours during October 2015 are 12-5pm; admission is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 9-17, and free for children under 8.