Activities start at 12 p.m. with Day of the Dead crafts and origami activities in the QCA atrium, as well as a scavenger hunt throughout the galleries and scary stories being read around the campfire by the exhibition “On Natures Terms: Paintings by Thomas Paquette Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act” in the Paul W. Beltz Gallery. Visitors will also be invited to take a selfie with an Andy Warhol print and go on guided tours of the museum galleries.
At 2 p.m., TheatreWorks USA will present its production of “Fly Guy & other Stories,” an exciting new musical revue based on favorite children’s books. Seven delightful stories will come to life.
Tickets to the performance are free for the entire family and can be obtained at the door or by calling the box office at (716) 375-2494.
Families can come for all or part of the day, which will conclude with a cookies and punch reception at 3 p.m.
Family Day at the Quick Center is sponsored by a generous grant from the CUTCO Foundation.
“We are very grateful to the CUTCO Foundation for making this possible,” said Ludwig Brunner, executive director of the Quick Center. “It is the perfect opportunity for families to enjoy an afternoon at the QCA and learn about the arts in general and the QCA’s varied art collections and exhibitions in particular. We hope to welcome many families from Olean and the surrounding areas, and we hope that they come back many times as the center’s admission is free and open to the public year round.”
Regular gallery hours at the QCA are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
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