Patrons will discover that learning can be fun at Whiz Kids, the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event from 10 am–5 pm Saturday, October 7. Featured events include a performance by the band The New Standards; art-making activities to create board games and fabric books; a gallery crawl exploring how physics, chemistry, and math have inspired artists in the Walker’s collection; a marathon of silent films starring the likes of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin; and a story reading.
Activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Saturday, October 7, 10 am–5 pm
Welcome to Walker 101. In today’s lesson, you’ll learn how math, science, reading, and music help us experience art.
Gallery Crawl: Science Stops, 10 am–2 pm
Meet in the Bazinet Lobby
Learn how physics, chemistry, and math have inspired artists in the collection.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Brain Games, 10 am–3 pm
Custom-design your very own game with artists Carmen and Jacque Elate. Then strategize your next moves at the brain games station, where families can participate in Pictionary, checkers, and go fish tournaments.
On the Big Screen: Silent Film School, 10 am–5 pm
U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge
Study legendary screen comics Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin during an all-day slapstick marathon in the U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge. Giggles may be difficult to suppress!
Performance: The New Standards, 11 am and 1 pm
William and Nadine McGuire Theater
Feel the rhythms, clap your hands, and count the beats. Families are in for a musical treat when The News Standards hit the stage.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Copycat, 11 am–4 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Copy images onto your very own book cover using Xerox transfer techniques and rubber stamps with artist Sarah Huber.
Story-Reading: Alphabet Soup, 2, 2:30, 3, and 3:30 pm
Listen to different stories and rhymes based on the ABCs.