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From The New Yorker to Shrek: The Art of William Steig

November 4, 2007 - March 16, 2008

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Monday
November 05

2007
9:30 am - 12:00 pm    Librarians: Celebrate Steig in November

Join us for this special free workshop for librarians—public and school— focusing on the work of Newbery-and Caldecott-award winning illustrator William Steig. more

Tuesday
November 06

2007
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm    Classes for Tweens
Sylvester to Shrek: Drawing Series for Tweens


November 6, 13 & 20 Spend three Tuesdays sketching and touring From The New Yorker to Shrek: The Art of William Steig. Learn new techniques, build on your drawing skills to tell a story, and combine your creations into a handmade book. more

Free - Advanced Registration Required Ages 10 to 13
Sunday
November 11

2007
11:15 am    Second Sundays
Characters and Cartoons


Second Sundays offer performances, workshops, family gallery tours, and more.

Free with Museum admission Age 5 to 12, with an adult
Sunday
November 11

2007
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm    William Steig Storybook Family Day

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon in celebration of From The New Yorker to Shrek: The Art of William Steig. Design a colorful storybook, create a giant mural with a professional illustrator, dance to the award-winning kids’ band Princess Katie and Racer Steve, and meet DreamWorks’ Shrek.

Free with Museum Admission
Thursday
November 15

2007
6:30 pm    The Gertrude and David Fogelson Program
The Many Worlds of William Steig: Artist, Author, Philosopher
Panel Discussion


In celebration of the 100th anniversary of William Steig’s birth, this panel will examine his multifaceted career, including his cartoons and covers for The New Yorker and his popular and award-winning books for children.


$15 general public; $12 students / over 65; $10 members
Thursday
November 29

2007
4:00 - 7:00 pm    William Steig: Cartoonist and Children’s Book Author
Educator Workshop


Educators will tour the special exhibition, From The New Yorker to Shrek: The Art of William Steig, and participate in a discussion about how Steig’s art can connect to school curricula. more

This workshop is free and includes dinner. Advance registration required.
Wednesday
December 05

2007
4:00 - 6:00 pm    Access Educator Workshop
From The New Yorker to Shrek: The Art of William Steig


Designed for teachers working with students with special needs, this workshop includes a gallery tour and a discussion of interactive activities and accommodations for students. more

This workshop is free and includes a light snack. Advance registration required.
Tuesday
December 25

2007
11:30 am - 4:00 pm    Family Celebration

Join us as we turn the Museum over to families for this New York holiday tradition with an appealing variety of activities offered on this popular family day.

Free with Museum admission.
Thursday
January 24

2008
2:00 pm    Sign Language Tea Time Tour
From New Yorker to Shrek: The Art of William Steig


A museum docent will give a sign language interpreted tour of this special exhibition, followed by tea reception.

Free with museum admission Advance registration required
Monday
March 03

2008
7:00 pm    Panel Discussion
Shrek: From Book to Film to Broadway


Explore how Shrek's unique appeal with both adults and children inspires the creative process.


General $15; Students/Over 65 $12; JM Members $10