Family Day: Shadow Play

11/10/2019 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM ET


Family Programs


Puppet show

Join us for a fun-filled Fall Family Day at MAM celebrating Shadow Play.  Experience the art of illusion at this fun-filled day inspired by the playfulness of our current exhibition Impossible Shadows: The Art of Larry Kagan

Be amazed by a spectacular shadow puppet performance and mystifying magic show with special guests Midnight Radio Show – a multidisciplinary arts collective – and Magician Tanya Solomon. 

Create eye-catching optical illusions with MAM art educators, explore the light and shadow of your face while creating self-portraits in our Family Learning Lab, and dazzle your friends in a comic drawing station led by Montclair’s comic book store East Side Mags

Join us in our galleries for a Family Tour of Impossible Shadows: The Art of Larry Kagan. Viewed without lighting, Kagan’s artwork looks like abstract metal sculptures. With special lighting, the sculptures’ shadows form a range of images from a portrait of Andy Warhol to a playful poodle. 



1:30 p.m. Midnight Radio Show Shadow Puppet Performance: Fairytales in Space

3 p.m. Magic Show with Tanya Solomon


Art Activities:

1-4 p.m. Comic Drawing with East Side Mags

1-4 p.m. Shadow Puppets with Peg Kenselaar

1-4 p.m. Optical Illusions with Nanci Iovino


Family Gallery Tour:

2:30 p.m. Impossible Shadows: The Art of Larry Kagan


Family Learning Lab:

1-4 p.m. Self Portraits



$10 per family (up to six people)

FREE for Family-level members and above



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Family Days are made possible, in part, by an anonymous grant.