Families can see and be seen in a maze of reflective, sculptural pavilions in the exhibition Dan Graham: Beyond, at the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event
, from 10 am–3 pm Saturday, November 7. Participants will learn about this intriguing artist through a series of activities related to architecture and rock and roll. Highlights of the day include a performance by local pioneering punk band Suicide Commandos; two art-making activities where families construct 3-D forms with reflective materials; a story time about a five-piece punk band on Old MacDonald’s Farm; and a self-guided activity sheet, I See You, filled with fun ideas for how to explore the Dan Graham exhibition.
Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis from 10 am–3 pm. Gallery admission is free from 10 am–5 pm on Free First Saturday.
Performance: Suicide Commandos
Cinema, 11 am and 1 pm
Join Minnesota’s pioneers of punk as they school families in the history of rock in this family-friendly performance and sharing session.
Story Time: Punk Farm by Jarret Krosoczka
Lecture Room, 10:30 am
Follow the story of a truly wild five-piece band, as Cow, Goat, Pig, Sheep, and Chicken make raucous music after Farmer Joe heads to bed.
Gallery Activity: I See You
Galleries 4, 5, 6, 10 am–3 pm
Explore the exhibition Dan Graham: Beyond with a family activity sheet filled with a set of fun looking, drawing, and writing exercises. A tour guide will be in the galleries to answer questions about the artworks.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Mirror, Mirror
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab, 10 am–3 pm
Design a 3-D model using transparent and reflective materials. Led by Ilene Krug Mojsilov.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Puzzle Pavilion
Cargill Lounge, 10 am–3 pm
Help construct an ongoing installation with mirror board throughout the day.