Families can see and be seen in a maze of reflective, sculptural pavilions in the exhibition Dan Graham: Beyond, at the Walker Art Center’s Free First Saturday event
, from 10 am–3 pm Saturday, November 7. Participants will learn about this intriguing artist through a series of activities related to architecture and rock and roll. Highlights of the day include a performance by local pioneering punk band Suicide Commandos; two art-making activities where families construct 3-D forms with reflective materials; a story time about a five-piece punk band on Old MacDonald’s Farm; and a self-guided activity sheet, I See You, filled with fun ideas for how to explore the Dan Graham exhibition.
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 7, 10 am–3 pm, Free
Story Time: Punk Farm by Jarret Krosoczka, 10:30 am
Follow the story of a truly wild five-piece band, as Cow, Goat, Pig, Sheep, and Chicken make raucous music after Farmer Joe heads to bed.
Gallery Activity: I See You, 10 am–3 pm
Galleries 4, 5, 6
Explore the exhibition Dan Graham: Beyond with a family activity sheet filled with a set of fun looking, drawing, and writing exercises. A tour guide will be in the galleries to answer questions about the artworks.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Mirror, Mirror, 10 am–3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Design a 3-D model using transparent and reflective materials. Led by Ilene Krug Mojsilov.
Art-Making for the Entire Family: Puzzle Pavilion, 10 am–3 pm
Help construct an ongoing installation with mirror board throughout the day.
Performance: Suicide Commandos, 11 am and 1 pm
Join Minnesota’s pioneers of punk as they school families in the history of rock in this family-friendly performance and sharing session.