National Academy Museum

and School of Fine Arts


Fair and Free: Images of Childhood, 1824-1992

November 26, 1997 - March 8, 1998


Lemuel Everett Wilmarth (1835-1918)

Left in Charge, 1874

oil on canvas, 14 7/8 x 12 inches

Courtesy: National Academy Museum, NA diploma presentation, 1874

Photographer: Glenn Castellano



An array ofchildren's and family-oriented events will accompany the exhibition. For further information on these programs, please call Joanie McMillin (212) 369-4880 on weekdays.


Holiday Saturday for Children

Saturday, December 13, 1997, 11am to 1pm

Children ages 5-12 enjoy three hours of artful entertainment while parents enjoy a day of holiday shopping. The event includes an interactive tour, gallery games, and a creative activity revolving around the exhibition Fair & Free: Images of Childhood. efter the tour, children break for lunch and continue the day making holiday greeting cards. For more information, please call Joanie McMilIin at (212) 369-4880. Reservations are required. Fee: $15 for general public; $13 for Friends of the Academy. Materials are included, Children provide their own sack lunch.


Holiday Story Time with Michael Brown, author of Santa Mouse

Sunday, December 14, 1997, 3:00pm

Children of all ages and their parents are invited to hear Mr. Brown's delightful reading of his award-winning holiday favorite, Santa Mouse. A book-signing opportunity is also offered. Fee: children, FREE; adults, pay-as-you-wish. For more information, call Joanie McMillin at (212) 369-4880.

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