Architectural adventures await you in January. Visit the exhibition Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses, then become a builder of your very own home. Learn how circus performers make structures with their bodies, and hear stories that follow the dreams of several unlikely architects. Activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Film: One Week
10 am – 5 pm
Directed by Edward Cline and Buster Keaton
Newlyweds Buster and Sybil receive a house in a box as a wedding gift. It takes just seven days to build it, but a do-it-yourself mix-up leads to some hilarious action!
Performance: Circus Juventas
11 am and 1 pm
Watch young acrobats from Circus Juventas stretch and assemble themselves into living constructions in the William and Nadine McGuire Theater.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Be a Builder
11 am – 4 pm
Customize your very own pre-fab home-in-a-box with cardboard shapes, crazy colors, and playful patterns in the Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab.
Family Gallery Tour: Art of the Box
12 noon and 2 pm
Explore ways that artists and architects use boxes to create artworks. Meet in the Bazinet Garden Lobby.
WAC-ky Tales: Roberto the Insect Architect by Nina Laden
1: 30, 2: 30, and 3:30 pm
Although he’s just a wee termite, young Roberto has dreams of being an architect. Wood inspires new building ideas rather than the next meal in this story about a most ambitious bug.