Joshua Navarro, Museum Assistant How did you decide to choose this work for the staff show? I have an attraction to spontaneity. My eyes search for what could happen around me, and I feel that this photograph represents just that.
Photos of Jeanne Silverthorne’s installation, Vanitas! by Joshua Navarro.
On June 6th and 7th, almost 6,000 visitors attended Jazz n’ Families Fun Days, the Phillips’s annual family festival in partnership with DC Jazz Festival. Families decorated maracas, listened to live jazz music, played instruments, and joined gallery tours. In preparation for this big event, Phillips Education staff spent the last couple months collecting thousands of water bottles and toilet-paper rolls for the Family Fun art project – musical maracas! Check out these before and after photographs showing the innovative and creative ways visitors transformed recyclable materials into instruments that were as artistic as they were musical.