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Finding Frida

Free First Saturday

Part of Frida Kahlo

Discover more about the events, associations, and influences that helped shape the career of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. In the art lab, join a collaborative game of exquisite corpse—a favorite of the artist’s and the Surrealists’—for which players add on to a developing story or picture.

Gallery Treasure Hunt

, 10 am–3 pm
Pick up an English/Spanish activity sheet at the lobby desks before taking a self-guided tour of galleries 1, 2, and 3.

Art-Making for the Entire Family: Exquisite Corpse,

10 am–3 pm
Join a collaborative game of exquisite corpse—a Frida Kahlo favorite—in which players add onto a developing story or picture.

Art-Making for the Entire Family: Reinvented Retablos

, 10 am–3 pm
Kahlo was inspired by retablos and ex-votos—small votive offerings that celebrate someone surviving a misfortune. Work beside artist Maria Cristina Tavera and make your own version of a retablo.

Kids Disco: World Dance Party, 10 am–3 pm

No matter how you translate it—discoteca, diszkó, discothèque, diskoteekki—a disco is universal for fun. Enjoy music from around the globe during this all-ages dance party.

Film: Surrealist Shorts

, 12 noon and 2 pm
Some of the paintings in the exhibition Frida Kahlo evoke dreamlike landscapes and images. See how filmmakers explore the same interests on the big screen in a series of surrealist shorts from the Walker’s collection.

Story Time: Frida Kahlo: The Artist Who Painted Herself by Margaret Frith

, 10:30 am and 2:30 pm
What questions would you ask the artist if she were alive today? Follow a young girl’s perspective
throughout this illuminating biography as she writes a report on Frida Kahlo.

Funding

Free First Saturday sponsored by

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Additional support for Free First Saturday, part of the Walker Art Center’s Raising Creative Kids Initiative, is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.