Family Studio: Arts & Science Projects

Fall Teaching
Artists in Residence

Rikki Morley Saunders
 Rikki Morley Saunders sculpts Alexander,  a peacock who resides close to her studio.

Brian StephensBrian Stephens and his son
outside his studio.

Creative activities weekends inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and art and science professionals.

Fall Peacock Art Projects       Saturdays and Sundays 1 - 4 pm
October 11, 12, 18, 19*, 29, 30
November 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16*, 22, 23, 29, 30

Peacock Arts Projects EVERY weekend. Join a Teaching Artist in Residence on the THIRD* Sunday in October, November, December, and January and get more art tips for your “peacock project.” The teaching artists all have art on view In Strut. Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children.

October: Molded Peacocks
Designed by Rikki Morley Saunders
Make a peacock with molding clay. Sculptor Rikki Morley Saunders sculpts with you, October 19.

November: Painted Peacocks
Designed by Brian Keith Stephens
Make a peacock with paint and colored pencils.
Artist Brian Stephens shows you peacock images and line drawings, and explores the“rhythms of the peacock” for you to put into your drawing, November 16.

Fall Science Projects     Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm

October 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Explore the shape, materials, gravity, and birth, of the Solar System’s smaller bodies.

Family Day Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art


  Sunday, October 19
12 - 5 pm

Music and Dance with Chhandayan
4 pm

Peacocks, exotic birds from India’s jungles, come to the Museum in traditional Indian music and dance by Chhandayan. Sitar and tabla (drums) and dancers.
All ages 45 minutes

Peacock Art Project with Rikki Morley Saunders     Drop in!
1 - 4 pm

Sculptor Rikki Saunders has real peacock pets and she tells stories about them. Make a peacock statue with her to take home.
Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children

Exhibition Tour: Strut
1 and 3 pm

Family Tour • Adult Tour




Saturday, October 25 • Sunday, October 26
1 - 4 pm

Make creepy black paper cutouts and fearful paper flowers

Tour “Spooky House, Glenview, a ghoul or spider in every corner

Halloween Science
Saturday, October 25

Spooky science tricks! Make a page scarred by time, just like you could find in a sorcerer’s book of forbidden knowledge and secret plans.



Haunted House Halloween



Friday, October 31
4:30 - 7 pm
FREE admission and programs


  • Make a creepy eyeball (ping-pong ball, balloons, and secret ingredients)
  • See the “harvest” moon by telescope
  • Parade your costume to the beat of the Nepperhan Community Center drum corps 4:30 pm

Spooky Story
(not too spooky!)
4:30, 5, 5:30, 6 pm

With storyteller April Armstrong.
First come, first served
FREE tickets in Museum Lobby
Stories 25 minutes. Ages 4 to 10

Sky Frights Planetarium Show
6 pm

Night creatures, scary stories, and horrors that lurk among the stars.
All ages


  El Dia de los Muertos     Day of the Dead

Michael Cuomo makes colorful masks drawn from images of ancient cultures.

Catherine Latson makes fantastical objects from materials from the natural

Lee Romero’s tower of vignettes tells small stories and his experiences in California and Mexico.

November 1
12 - 5 pm

Music • Art • Memories
Traditional Mexican holiday welcomes the Spirits return!

OfrendaIt’s an Ofrenda!
The Altar holds objects to remind us of the departed AND brand new art. Yonkers artist Aurelia Fernandez is joined by YOHO artists Michael Cuomo, Catherine Latson, and Lee Romero.
See the Ofrenda October 15 to November 2.

Activities 1 - 4 pm
Pop-up and Mask Art      1 - 4 pmYOHO
Make Day of the Dead symbols — pop-up books and face masks — with YOHO artist Michael Cuomo and Mexican artist Zafiro Romero Acevedo.

Glenview Spooky Tours      1, 2, 3, and 4 pm
A Glenview Explainer shows you the traditions of mourning for the departed by Victorian families and our Latin American neighbors, who celebrate El Dia de los Muertos.
English, with bilingual guide

Face Painting by Agostino Arts      1-4 pm

Banda de la Muertos
Parade and Performance      4 pm

Fourteen-piece heavy metal, brass driven banda with sound from the Mexican state of Sinaloa.


Mexican food for purchase, Tacos El Poblano

This program was funded, in part, by a generous contribution from

    Gallery Stage  

Little Pea
November 9, 16, 23
1 and 3 pm

It’s all about the adventures of Little Pea, a blue jay lost in the Museum’s galleries that are filled with pictures of beautiful peacocks. Can Bluebird’s friends, Robin and Peacock, help him find his way home? An original production performed by Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach students.
Book by Allen Lang. Lyrics and Music by Shirley Kaplan. Directed by Shirley Kaplan.
Costumes by Teaching Artist in Residence Dillon Lundeen Goldschlag.
Ages 6 +     25-minute performances