Be inspired by the exhibition Jack Whitten: Five Decades of Painting with an experimental art activity and performances. Activities include storytelling, films, and painting, so dress for a mess.
Enjoy free gallery admission and family fun on the first Saturday of each month. On Free First Saturday, Walker gallery admission is free for all from 10 am to 5 pm, with a variety of family activities designed for ages 5 through 12 offered from 10 am to 3 pm.
Art-Activity: Unexpected Results, 10 am–3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Come make mistakes with painter Carolyn Swiszcz! Try your hand at a Whitten-inspired painting project that plays with invisible layers and textures. Create something to take home, and contribute to a collaborative panoramic painting of the Walker Art Center.
Performance: Narrative Art, 11 am, 12 noon, and 1 pm
Artist and storyteller Beverly Cottman brings stories to life during in-gallery performances inspired by the work of artist Jack Whitten.
Activity: Take Shape, 10 am–3 pm
General Mills Hennepin Lounge
Play with peel n’ stick shapes to create abstraction compositions on the windows looking out on Hennepin Ave.
Film: Granddaughter, 10 am–5 pm
U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge
While walking in the park with her grandfather, a little girl learns to navigate the world in a creative new way. Directed by Nicolás P. Villarreal, Argentina, 2014, 6 minutes.