Free Day: Stories in Art

Free Day: Stories in Art

This November the PMA opens its doors to all, free of charge. Enjoy family friendly art-making activities with local illustrator Abe Tensia, as well as special performances & movement workshops with teaching artist Janoah…anygoodjokes?, pop-up talks in the galleries, story times, and much more.

Saturday, November 9
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Free admission for all


11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
All-ages Art-making in the Selma Wolf Black Great Hall.
Inspired by summers at camp and her childhood in the wild west, Abe Tensia's illustrations celebrate the wonder and whimsy of the great outdoors. Learn more at or on Instagram @abetensiaillustration

11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m.
N. C. Wyeth Storytime
Revisit the beloved childhood classic, “Treasure Island” by Robert Luis Stevenson. Drop in for short family-friendly sessions to hear staff read the classic tale of adventure alongside the N. C. Wyeth’s stunning illustrations in the gallery.

2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Learn to juggle! In this workshop, participants will learn and explore the basics of juggling with scarves. We will use circus as a window into momentum, looking to Barbara Morgan’s photographs, in the Barbara Morgan: Letter to the World exhibition, of moving bodies for inspiration. We will dive into creative movement as well as structured pattern, letting the props guide our movements. Workshop open to everyone (even adults!) and ideal for ages 6-12. Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium, located in the Lower Ground Floor, with teaching artist Janoah…anygoodjokes?