Stanford, Calif., 2016—The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University announces a new Family Sundays program. Second Sundays, launching October 9, 2016, is a free, family-focused day of art talks, hands-on art making, and gallery adventures for visitors of all ages.
The Cantor invites families to a day of wonder and learning at the museum. Explore the galleries and participate in programs designed to help families look and think about art in new ways. Curiosity is encouraged.
The day is designed to be flexible with no registration required, no standing in line and no waitlists. Families can plan a unique museum experience and join the activities in which they are most interested.
Second Sundays occurs on the second Sunday of each month from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Highlights include:
Spotlights: Explore art objects in the galleries with a docent. Spotlights emphasize the role of adults as learning partners with children and encourage inspiration and art making in the Drop-in Studio.
Drop-in Studio: Experiment with art materials and new techniques by participating in a hands-on art making experience. All visitors, regardless of age, ability, or familiarity with the creative process, are encouraged to participate. Registration is not required and visitors can work at their own pace.
Art Packs: Check out an Art Pack that includes themed activities for visitors of all ages and materials for sketching while visiting the galleries.
Highlights Guide for Families: Explore the museum at your own pace with a little help from a curated list of family-friendly highlights in the museum collection.
The Cantor offers additional opportunities for families every day that the museum is open (Wednesday through Monday). Art Packs for drawing in the galleries are always available, and there are many things to see and do outdoors. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon enjoying works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin in the Cantor’s Rodin Sculpture Garden. Climb the stairs to the rooftop of the neighboring McMurtry Building––home to the Art & Art History Department––to see an incredible aerial view of the museum and the Stanford University campus.
For more information about Second Sundays and the Cantor’s other family programming, please visit museum.stanford.edu/family.