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.
In January, artful improvisation, music, and movement are the focus as the Walker partners with WAMSO, the volunteer association of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. Take part in an out-of this-world music performance, orbit the art in the galleries during a tour, enjoy short films, and make your own cosmic art. Special thanks for Mary Jo Cole and Jim Bartsch for helping plan this space odyssey.
INTERACTIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE: PLAY TO THE PLANETS
Learn about different instruments and sounds as you listen to an ensemble of teens from MacPhail's Prelude Program. Then, add your ideas to an improvisational musical extravaganza with composer Janika Vandervelde and music educator Joanna Cortright, who lead the young musicians and the entire audience in a sound piece.
12 NOON-4 PM
ART-MAKING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: COSMIC COLLAGE BOXES
Join artist Susan Armington to invent a doorway into another dimension or another universe. Filled with cosmic explosions, black holes, and pop-up planets, these boxes will sparkle and amaze.
12 NOON AND 2 PM
FILM PROGRAM: COSMANIA
Probe the infinite magnitude of time and space in the award-winning animated film Cosmic Zoom, then go on a futuristic space ride in Starbreaker, action-packed with visual effects. 34 minutes.
1 AND 2 PM
FAMILY MOVEMENT TOUR: HEAR ALL ABOUT IT
Respond to works of art in the exhibition Art in Our Time: 1950 to the Present on this improvisational movement tour led by dancer Maria Genné and Joanna Cortright. 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. THE DECEMBER AND JANUARY FREE FIRST SATURDAY PROGRAMS ARE ALSO MADE POSSIBLE WITH SUPPORT FROM THE PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS.