Families can explore the Walker Art Center’s latest exhibition, Frida Kahlo, at the Free First Saturday event ¡Viva Frida!, from 10 am–3 pm Saturday, November 3. Featured events include a performance of lively Mexican folk dances by Grupo Folklorico Mexico Lindo; a Best Buy Digital Imaging Booth where patrons can get their photo taken against a backdrop of vivid colors, flora, and fauna as seen in the exhibition; a bilingual story reading of Jonah Winter’s Frida; art lab activities to make a Kahlo-inspired self-portrait and a portrait of Frida herself, with help from artist Gustavo Lira; and a gallery crawl.
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.
Free First Saturdays are for Families!
Saturday, November 3, 10 am–3 pm
Gallery Crawl: Powerful Portraits, 10 am–2 pm
Galleries 4, 5, 6
Escape to the exhibition Brave New Worlds and discover ways that artists use daring fantasies and adventures to help interpret the world around us.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: El corazón, 10 am–3 pm
Make a self-portrait filled with images inspired by the people, places, and things you love in this collage activity directly inspired by the “heart” of Frida Kahlo’s work.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Frida-Face, 10 am–3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Design your own version of a Frida Kahlo portrait with the help of artist Gustavo Lira.
Best Buy Digital Imaging Booth: Framed Like Frida, 10 am–3 pm
Get your photo taken against a backdrop of vivid colors, flora, and fauna as seen in the exhibition Frida Kahlo.
Story Time: Frida by Jonah Winter, 10:30 am
Listen to a playful story, in English and Spanish, about the artist’s life and work.
Performance: Grupo Folklorico Mexico Lindo, 11 am and 1 pm
Catch a lively performance of Mexican folk dances.
Film: Shorts from Mexico, 12 noon and 2 pm
Watch shorts that reflect the lives and experiences of Mexican children.