Bugging Out

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    Saturday, June 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 10:45 am


Register here.

Moths, beetles, termites, oh my! Learn how bugs can be used to make artwork by looking at examples in the Smithsonian’s collections in this virtual family workshop. Discover the ways conservators prevent bugs from munching on precious works of art. Then identify different types of bugs as you paint your own creepy crawlers. 

This hands-on, art-making preservation workshop is designed for children ages three to eight and their caretakers. The program is cohosted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art.  

Register now! One registration per family. A Zoom link and a list of suggested materials will be sent to registered participants 24–48 hours in advance of the workshop. 

Image courtesy of Brian S. Allard