Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month. Families can enjoy live performances, films, gallery adventures, and hands-on art-making from 10 am–3 pm. Activities recommended for ages 6–12.
Celebrate the art of the everyday with activities inspired by the exhibition The Spectacular of Vernacular. Get a last look at the show before it closes (May 8); listen to the latest hit music played on mandolins, clogs, and fiddles; build a structure with artist Chris Larson—whose elevated bridge in Cargill Lounge has quickly become a favorite for all ages; and watch an artist use seeds to re-create favorite works from the Walker collection.
Gallery Activity: Seed Sensation
11 am–2 pm
Head into Perlman Gallery to watch crop artist Liz Schreiber interpret a work of art using seeds. Yes, seeds!
Art-Making For the Entire Family: Cabin Fever
10 am–3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Grab a glue gun and construct a wooden shack, bridge, or other rustic abode with guest artist Chris Larson.
Performance: Ah-One, Ah-Two, Ah-One-Two-Three-Four
11 am–1 pm
Kick up your heels to the rollicksome rhythms of roving musicians. Throughout the day, enjoy the acoustic energy of improvised folk music sets.
Film: The Happy Duckling Directed by Gili Dolev
10 am–3 pm
U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge
In a whimsical pop-up world a young boy takes drastic measures to stop a duck from following him home.