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First Sunday Discovery Day

November 4, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Families are invited to explore Hill-Stead!

Catch a wave of discovery this Sunday for Wood Block Print Day at Hill-Stead.

1 to 3 pm     Gallery Talks on HIll-Stead’s Japanese woodblock print collection
2 to 3 pm     Artist Matt Brown demonstrates woodblock printing

Enjoy these Discovery Days activities

  • Hands-on art projects for families in the Education Station.
  • Explorer Backpacks will also be available during regular museum hours from April through October.
  • Self-guided tours run from 1 to 4 pm. Browse the collection at your own pace and engage in the ever-popular scavenger hunt challenge.
  • Families can enjoy Storytime at Theodate’s in the Solarium at 2:15 and 3 pm.
  • Enjoy beautiful melodies on the Steinway piano as you tour the house between 1 and 4 pm.
  • Romp in Hill-Stead’s own natural playground of hiking trails, gardens and walking paths.
  • Purchase a treasure in our Museum Shop, stocked with art supplies, toys, children’s books and much more.

Free with Museum admission or membership.
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Matt Brown began making woodblock prints using the traditional Japanese hanga method in 1993.  Hanga is color woodblock printing with multiple blocks, water, pigments, and rice paste.  It was the technique used to make the ukiyo-e and shin hanga prints of Japan.  His imagery is mostly of New England: lakes and mountains of Vermont and New Hampshire.

Discovery Days take place on the first Sunday of each month.  For a list of upcoming dates, see Discovery Days in our Calendar.

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