Waddle down to the Cincinnati Art Museum for Art After Ducklings on Friday, Aug. 31

8/23/2018 12:00:00 AM

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CINCINNATI— Get your ducks in a row and bring the whole family to the Cincinnati Art Museum’s FREE evening event Art After Ducklings, Friday, August 31, 5–9 p.m.

Art After Ducklings is a nod to special exhibition Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey, on view now through September 9. The exhibition honors the Hamilton, Ohio-born writer and illustrator whose classic children’s books have captivated readers for generations.

Art After Ducklings guests will enjoy a free bounce house, live music from Jake Speed & The Freddies, meet-and-greets with FC Cincinnati players, Freestore Foodbank’s Quacky the Duck, Cincinnati Reds mascots and Alzheimer Association of Greater Cincinnati’s Moe the Elephant, family-friendly activities, and food for purchase from Mazunte and Graeter’s Ice Cream.

Join Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park for “Make Way for Memories,” an interactive and collaborative family workshop inspired by Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey. Families will explore the everyday adventures they’ve shared this summer, then create a visual poem that represents those experiences.

Head to the Great Hall to take part in Troy Gives a Duck, a project that spreads smiles and positive messages one duck at a time. Participants will compose kind messages, then go out into the community to share those messages with friends, family or strangers.

The timeline for Art After Ducklings includes:

  • 6–8 p.m.: Live music from Jake Speed & The Freddies in the Alice Bimel Courtyard.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Food available for purchase from Mazunte near the Terrace Café and Graeter’s Ice Cream outdoors near the Pinocchio statue. While supplies last.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Free bounce house, face painting and games in the Alice Bimel Courtyard.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Visits with FC Cincinnati players, Freestore Foodbanks’s Quacky the Duck, Cincinnati Reds mascots, and Alzheimer Association of Greater Cincinnati’s Moe the Elephant.
  • 6, 7 and 8 p.m.: Guided tours of Make Way for Ducklings: The Art of Robert McCloskey. Meet in the Front Lobby.
  • 5:10, 6:10 and 7:10 p.m.: “Make Way for Memories” with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. Meet in the Front Lobby five minutes before start time.
  • 5–9 p.m.: Guests may complete a survey for chance to win 4 tickets to upcoming special exhibitions Life: Gillian Wearing and The Fabric of India.

Art After Ducklings is the final event during Cincinnati Art Museum’s Visitor Appreciation Week, running Saturday, August 25 through Friday, August 31. Visitor Appreciation Week features exclusive discounts, giveaways and more to celebrate the support of the Cincinnati community. For a full schedule, visit http://cincinnatiartmuseum.org/about/blog/visitor-appreciation-week/.

Art After Dark is free and open to the public. RSVP is not required. Parking is free. To learn more, visit cincinnatiartmuseum.org Art After Dark is presented by PNC. Additional sponsors include P&G, Dewey’s Pizza, Cincinnati CityBeat, and 91.7 WVXU Cincinnati.

About the Cincinnati Art Museum

General admission to the Cincinnati Art Museum is always free thanks to the Rosenthal Family Foundation. The museum is open Tuesday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. with extended Thursday hours until 8 p.m. The Cincinnati Art Museum is supported by ArtsWave, the Ohio Arts Council, the City of Cincinnati and our members. cincinnatiartmuseum.org.

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