Gather around the Christmas tree alongside twenty-four fanciful birds with this interactive pop-up Advent calendar from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Each day of Advent, find and open the numbered door. Remove the bird inside and hang it on the pop-up tree by slipping the folded tab over a branch. On Christmas Day, top off the birds’ nested Christmas tree with a golden star. This Advent calendar is based on the watercolor Avian Holiday
(1953) by Adolf Dehn (American, 1895–1968).
25 die-cut ornaments behind 25 perforated doors. 12 1/2''W x 14''H; 31 1/2''W when open; tree: 15 1/4''W x 15 1/2''H.
- 25 die-cut ornaments behind 25 perforated doors
- 12 1/2''W x 14''H; 31 1/2''W when open; tree: 15 1/4''W x 15 1/2''H
Art HistoryKnown for his humorous satires and social commentaries on modern life, Adolf Dehn (American, 1895–1968), whose work is in the Museum’s collection, concentrated as a young artist on printmaking before focusing his attention increasingly on watercolors starting in 1937. While living in New York City, Dehn captured scenes from Harlem nightclubs, burlesque theaters, Central Park, and high society.