ON THE FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH, THE WALKER ART CENTER PRESENTS FREE FAMILY PROGRAMMING. ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE AND AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 612.375.7622.
Explore coloring-book portraits of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, and George Washington Carver in the exhibition Coloring: New Work by Glenn Ligon. Celebrate Black History Month and listen to stories of heroes and heroines during a performance, watch films, join in an engaging gallery tour, and make art with your family. All activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
OPENING ACT: COLOR ME IN SYNC
Lip-synchers and dancers Keeping in Step, who won the teen talent slam at the Lake Street Cultural Festival last summer, perform their winning number. Auditorium.
PERFORMANCE: TALES AND TAMBOURINES
Beat a drum, shake a tambourine, and listen to great stories, folk songs, riddles, and tales handed down through the generations during a musical African and African-American storytelling session by Danielle Daniel. The performance is accompanied by Alphonse, the one-man band. Auditorium.
12 NOON-4 PM
ART-MAKING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: OUT OF THE LINES
Create a button to wear inspired by art in the exhibition Coloring: New Work by Glenn Ligon. Led by Roger Cummings, cofounder of Juxtaposition Arts. Art Lab.
12 NOON AND 2 PM
FILM: TALKING EGGS
Magical and surprising things happen when a young girl befriends an elderly woman. This award-winning animated fable is based on a Creole folktale and set to original zydeco music. 25 minutes. Lecture Room.
FAMILY TOUR: HEAR ALL ABOUT IT
Learn about works of art by artist Glenn Ligon in Gallery 7. Meet in the lobby.
FREE FIRST SATURDAYS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY COLDWELL BANKER BURNET.
SATURDAY FAMILY PROGRAMMING IS MADE POSSIBLE BY TARGET STORES AND THE JAY AND ROSE PHILLIPS FAMILY FOUNDATION.