December Programming

Featured Muse Artist: Romare Bearden

Join us in our ColorLab Art Studio during the month of December to create 3D Family Story Collages, inspired by the work of Romare Bearden! Together, adults and children will create paper collages and construct a pop-up accordion book that can be cherished as a family keepsake or given to a loved one as a gift.

About ColorLab

ColorLab is Brooklyn Children’s Museum’s 1,500 square-foot family art-making space where artists of all ages can explore, make, and celebrate art! We value discovery, artistic process, freedom of expression, and creative collaboration with others. While younger children may still enjoy the space, ColorLab Sessions are best for children between four and ten years old.

ColorLab programs are rooted in the creative works and cultures of Black artists in Brooklyn and around the world. As a studio proudly-based in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, ColorLab’s rotating programs feature African American, Afro-Caribbean, and African contemporary artists. BCM educators seek to activate ColorLab as a process-oriented, inclusive, and courageous art-making space.

ColorLab Sessions are 60 minutes in length, with sessions beginning at 12:30pm and 3:00pm. Afterwards, families attending ColorLab Sessions are free to play in the exhibits during Play Session hours. All visitors must exit BCM two hours after the start of their ColorLab Session so that the Museum can be cleaned.

Past Muse Artists

Programs in ColorLab are made possible with support from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation, Peggi Einhorn and Michael Lasky, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the New York City Council.