Special Event
FREE FIRST SATURDAY
PRACTICAL DREAMERS


SATURDAY,
MAY 6, 2000,
11 AM-4 PM

FREE



Discover artist Man Ray's many photographic portraits, see a spirited performance and imaginative animated films, make art to take home, and more. All activities are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

11 AM
PERFORMANCE: SPIRITS OF THE RAILWAY
Journey back to California in the 1860s, the time the transcontinental railroad was constructed, during this performance by actors from Theater Mu. In this story about the adventures of a Chinese man who travels to America in search of his father, a chapter in Asian-American history is illuminated through an exciting blend of traditional and contemporary storytelling. Followed by an informal discussion with the actors and a chance to try on costumes and masks from the performance. Auditorium.

12 NOON AND 2 PM
FILM SCREENING: UNUSUAL AND UNRULY
Enter the imaginative world of award-winning animator Michael Sporn in his adaptations of Lewis Carroll's classics Nonsense Poems: The Hunting of the Snark and Jabberwocky. 30 minutes. Lecture Room.

12 NOON-4 PM
ART-MAKING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: DREAMY PHOTO-COLLAGE PORTRAITS
Have your photograph taken, then use it to make a dreamlike collage inspired by the art of Man Ray. Led by artist Ta-Coumba Aiken. Art Lab.

1 AND 2 PM
FAMILY TOUR: HEAR ALL ABOUT IT
Visit the exhibition A Practical Dreamer: The Photographs of Man Ray with a family of photographers--Michael, Abigail, and Mathilde Mouw--to learn about the artist's portraits and photographic processes. Meet in the lobby.




For more information, call 612.375.7622 (TDD: 612.375.7585).


FREE FIRST SATURDAYS ARE MADE POSSIBLE BY COLDWELL BANKER BURNET.
SATURDAY FAMILY PROGRAMMING IS MADE POSSIBLE BY TARGET STORES, DAYTON'S, AND THE JAY AND ROSE PHILLIPS FAMILY FOUNDATION.