Nature Prints

Nature Prints

Ellsworth Kelly (American, 1923–2015), Cyclamen III, 1964–65, Transfer lithographs on Rives BFK paper, Norton Simon Museum, Gift of the Artist, 1969, © Ellsworth Kelly Foundation 

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TIME:
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SPEAKER:
Educator

Inspired by leaves, stems and petals, Ellsworth Kelly examined the natural environment around him to create drawings and prints. Explore his work and create prints inspired by forms found in nature.

EVENT DETAILS

Fee:
Free with admission. This drop-in activity is designed for families with children ages 4–10.
Location:
Meets in Entrance Gallery
No reservations needed

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