Family Program: Brushstrokes and Egg Yolks: DIY Egg Tempera Paint
Please note, this event has expired.
Thomas Hart Benton, painter of The Sources of Country Music in the museum’s Rotunda, made his own paints using egg yolks, water, and powdered pigments. In fact, when he received his first mural commission, in 1931, he was so thrilled that he asked to be paid each day in egg yolks. Explore the fun science behind making paints in the tradition of Benton and artists dating back to the European Renaissance. Participants will make their own egg tempera paint to take home. All ages. Instructors will provide guidance. Taylor Swift Education Center.
Admission is included with Museum ticket* or Museum membership.
Attendees must have a program pass to guarantee admission to this event. Limited seating. Program passes are free and distributed 30 minutes prior to each session at Universal Music Group Hatch Show Print Space for Design on a first-come, first-served basis.
$23.95/Seniors (60+) & Students
FREE/Children under 5 & Museum Members
*Tennessee children ages 18 and under from Cheatham, Davidson, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson counties receive free museum admission as part of Community Counts: Museum Admission Program for Locals. Up to two accompanying adults receive 25 percent off admission. Proof of residency required. For more information, please visit Community Counts or inquire at the Museum Box Office.
Contact: (615) 416-2001
222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203(Neighborhood: Downtown)