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Twist and Shout

Free First Saturday

Part of Designing Play, 1964

Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month. Families can enjoy live performances, films, gallery adventures, and hands-on art-making from 10 am–3 pm. Activities recommended for ages 6–12.

Dance to the Beatles and create prints like Andy Warhol! It’s a Pop Art invasion inspired by the exhibition 1964.

Dance Party

11 am–2 pm
McGuire Theater
Families get their groove on! Join guest DJ Scott Stulen as he spins 60s sounds like Motown, Surf, and British Invasion. Local dancer Alanna Morris will teach kids and help grown-ups remember how to Twist, Mash, and Hitchhike throughout the day!

Art-Making for the Entire Family: Pop Botanicals

10 am–3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Design a textile print with local artist Sarah Nassif.

Art-Making for the Entire Family: Trading Time

10 am–3 pm
Cargill Lounge
Make your own 60s inspired trading cards that capture the spirit of the times, then and now.

Film: Crema Suprema directed by Ellenora Ventura

10 am–3 pm
U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge
Experience the transition from black and white to color TV in this short film about two chefs working to create the world’s greatest cake.

Gallery Activity: Making Multiples

11 am–1 pm
Friedman Gallery
Meet a tour guide in the exhibition 1964 to learn how artists of that era experimented with prints, artists’ books, and mail art.

Story Time: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

10:30 am
Lecture Room
Let the wild rumpus begin! Join mischievous Max and a host of not-so-scary monsters through this classic tale published in 1964.


Free First Saturday is sponsored by

Program support

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