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  • The Box Project

    Workshops & Activities, For Families, and part of Family Fun Day, Target First Free Sundays

    Mar 01

    Free

    11 AM—4 PM

    Samsung Hall

    Come build a cardboard world at the Asian Art Museum!  

    The Box Project is a workshop for parents and kids developed by San Francisco artist, Eliza Gregory. Participants alter and play with cardboard boxes as they would at home, but on an unusually grand scale. Materials include reused cardboard donated by local businesses, which we recycle at the end of the day. Professional parenting educator Nancy Gapasin Gnass curates information about parenting and creativity for participants to take home, and is on hand to answer questions and provide an intellectual framework for the experience.  

    The Box Project celebrates acts of creativity that take place in the home by temporarily placing them in a museum context to catalyze a conversation about creativity, parenting and the gallery space as a creative hub. The project asks: Can we teach creativity? What does that look like? When is parenting itself fundamentally about creativity? How can we become better parents by acknowledging those times? And how can the museum support families in this endeavor? 

    Part of the fun in building this cardboard world is tearing it all down! Come back to Samsung Hall at 4 PM for to partake in a Moment of Destruction!

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Sponsor

General support for education is provided by the Dhanam Foundation, the Koret Foundation, the John & Marcia Goldman Foundation, The Charles D. and Frances K. Field Fund, Dodge & Cox, and The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation. Support is also provided by an endowment established by The Hearst Foundations.

Sponsor

"Target First Free Sundays"--free general admission on the first Sunday of every month and the family programs offered on that day--are made possible by Target.


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