Miniature World Making At-Home Workshop

August 9, 2020

Complex Terrain(s) artist Sally Curcio has sparked our imaginations with her intricate, beautiful and fantastical miniature worlds. From snowscape to cityscape to moonscape, each one is a treasure perfectly sealed in a glass dome. If you could create a miniature imaginary world, what would you make? Join us and let’s find out! We’re putting an exciting collection of materials together into Miniature World Kits to bring home to create with family and friends. Each Kit comes with a link to a special video demonstration with the artist, Sally Curcio, that you can access when you’re ready to dig in. Then we’ll share your glorious miniature worlds on Instagram in a virtual “exhibition”!

Deadline to reserve Kits is Sunday, August 9.

Kits can be picked up at the Museum beginning August 14.

Miniature World Making is appropriate for any age, though adult supervision is recommended for small children.

About Sally Curcio

Sally Curcio has exhibited her work in galleries, museums, and for public installations throughout the United States and internationally. She has shown at numerous museums including the Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York City; the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut; the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem; and the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg. Curcio’s work is in the permanent collections of Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts; the Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, Massachusetts; and the University Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

In 2019, She was selected as Lead Artist by the Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program at Art Dubai, United Arab Emirates. She has taught workshops inspired by her art at institutions such as the Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York City; Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, New York City; Girls Inc., Holyoke, Massachusetts; boys and girls schools throughout Dubai; and at Art Dubai as part of the Sheikha Manal Little Artists Program, United Arab Emirates.

Curcio maintains her studio in Northampton, Massachusetts.


IMAGE  Detail of Sally Curcio, North Pole, 2008, Mixed media, 6 x 12 x 12 inches, Courtesy of the artist