Visit Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland on Saturday, April 25, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and revel in free activities for the young and young at heart. It is possible to be involved in writing activities with teaching artists from Austin Public Library Friends Foundation’s Badgerdog Creative Writing Program or engage with Lewis Carroll–inspired math activities with local math literacy organization Math Happens. University of Texas at Austin museum theater students will lead visitors through the galleries. Additional activities include docent-led exhibition tours and story times within the theater. Family days are generously sustained by a grant through the Austin Community Foundation, with in-kind support given by Terra Toys.
Below is a schedule that is detailed
Teaching artists from Austin Public Library Friends Foundation’s Badgerdog Creative Writing Program will lead activities that are writing the top of the hour from 10 a.m. through 4 p.m.
Join a docent-led tour for the exhibition at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Enjoy story time when you look at the theater at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Follow University of Texas at Austin museum theater students through the galleries between 10 a.m. and noon.
Complete Lewis Carroll–inspired math activities with Math Happens as you tour the galleries.
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Before and After: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” Movie Jecktors
The exhibition Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland features two 1933 toy paper film strips called Movie Jecktors. The movie strips portray two of the most memorable areas of the Alice story: “Down the Rabbit Hole” and “The Mad Hatter.” Images and text are printed in three colors on 35? strips of translucent paper. The strips are rolled onto wooden dowels and kept in colorfully printed little boxes. The Movie Jecktors might have been used in combination with a toy film projector to create a simple animation.
The Ransom Center’s Movie Jecktors required conservation before they could be safely displayed when you look at the galleries. Both the wooden dowel plus the storage box, that will be made of wood pulp cardboard, had a acid content that is high.Read More