Family Art Night

Drips of Color

Basel Mural I, 1956-58
Sam Francis
American, 1923-1994
Oil on canvas
151-3/4 x 237-3/8 in. (385.5 x 602.9 cm)
Norton Simon Museum, Gift of the Artist
P.1967.24
© 2013 Norton Simon Museum

Drips of Color

Date: Friday, March 22, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Speaker: Staff Educator
Type: Family Art Night

Sam Francis’s large-scale paintings reflect his love for color and light. In his Basel Murals the artist uses drips and splashes of paint to reference the ocean and sun. After discussing the paintings, participants create colorful works of art on pieces of raw canvas.


Meets in Entrance Gallery | Free with admission. This activity is designed for families with children ages 4 - 10. | No reservations needed