Southern California Children’s Museum Hosts 'Chagall for Children' Exhibit

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This New Exhibit for the New Year Brings Art to Life for Local Children

Southern California Children’s Museum is ushering in the New Year with a new traveling exhibit opening this Sunday, January 25, 2015.

Chagall for Children, a creation of the Kohl Children’s Museum of Chicago, features reproductions of more than a dozen different Chagall masterpieces, accompanied by hands-on interactive elements that allow children to explore their own creativity. Animated paintings, flower arranging, puzzles that turn into paintings, giant looms, outsized mosaics and a collection of books on Chagall help kids explore Chagall’s whimsical world of art through play.

“Chagall is really known for his whimsical approach to art. This exhibit does a wonderful job of pairing his paintings with hands-on activities that capture a child’s imagination and let them make the art their own,” says Catherine Welch, founder and president of the Museum. “We couldn’t be more excited to bring the Chagall for Children’s exhibit here to Pasadena. It fully supports our museum’s mission of motivating learning through interactive exhibits, creative experiences and dramatic play.”

These imaginative exhibits are as varied as Chagall’s works. A fabric rendition of Chagall’s “The Rooster” lets children rearrange the bird’s colorful tail feathers. A bas-relief of “The Birthday” allows visitors to make rubbings of the artwork to take home. “The Poultry Yard” offers various soft-sculpture animal parts that children can mix and match to create their own fantastical animals.

This unique exhibit was created by Kohl Children’s Museum in 1996. Chagall’s fantastic imagination makes his artwork relatable to both young and old, and this travelling exhibit has been in demand in some of the most notable children’s museums from Los Angeles to Miami since its creation.

Location and Hours

Southern California Children’s Museum’s temporary home is located at 455 South Lake Avenue, Suite 103, Pasadena, CA 91101. It is open 10:00am – 3:00pm Monday through Wednesday, 10:00am – 5:00pm Thursday through Saturday, and 1:00pm – 5:00pm on Sundays. Low rates make it accessible for all: Free for children under 1 year, $6 per child (1 year+) or adult, Play Passes for larger groups – 10 passes for $50 ($10 savings). To reach the museum, call 626.657.0357, or email info(at)socalkids(dot)org.

About Southern California Children’s Museum

Southern California Children’s Museum, Inc.’s (SCCM) mission is to cultivate a child’s wonder, stimulate curiosity, and motivate learning through interactive exhibits, creative experiences and dramatic play – all while promoting the diverse cultures of Southern California. Designed for families with children under the age of 8, the museum is focused on building play-based exhibits and activities that help develop a child’s gross and fine motor skills, while also incorporating dramatic play elements. Our goal is to bring an environment focused on early childhood education to our newest generation, while offering them a place to create lifelong memories. Founded by a small, hardworking group of Pasadena-area parents who saw a need for quality early childhood education options, SCCM is a designated 501(c)3 non-profit.

Visit today to learn more, and to join our Founder’s Campaign to help secure a permanent home. Check us out on Facebook ( for the latest news and upcoming events. Come by our temporary location for some hands-on fun.

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