It was a great Free First Saturday at the Walker, inspired by the exhibition Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future. Here is a snapshot of what went down.
In an activity prompted by Saarinen’s grasshopper chair, families got to make their own chairs loosely influenced by an animal, plant, or insect.
Father and son duo Larry and Jessup Yazzie of the Meskwaki/Dine and Lakota nations performed the fast and colorful Fancy Dance.
If you’re confused about the connection between the Fancy Dance and a 20th-century architect, check-out this earlier blog.
Special thanks to: artists Kelly Seacrest and Ilene Krug Mojsilov for developing fabulous activities for the families, our rocking team of volunteers for keeping the place going, and the great families who turned out for the event. And, to the girl who turned to her dad and said “I like coming to Walker Art Center, it’s a lot fun”, you made my day!