Walker Art Center

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Creative Collaborations

Free First Saturday

Part of Dance Works I: Merce Cunningham / Robert Rauschenberg

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.

Embark on a journey inspired by the many ways artists from different disciplines collaborate.

Art Activity: Print Type

10 am–3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Create your own typeface using simple shapes and found objects then contribute to a collaborative alphabet inspired by Karel Martens. Led by guest designer Kindra Murphy.

Art Activity: Storefront

10 am–3 pm
Cargill Lounge
Play with product design! Join other families in creating some brightly colored goods for this collaborative pop-up shop.

Film: Crema Suprema

10 am–3 pm
U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge
In this award-winning stop motion animation, two bakers compete to win the World’s Greatest Cake Contest. Directed and written by Ellenora Ventura.

Gallery Activity: Gallery Tour on the Move

11:30 am, 12:30 pm, & 1:30 pm
Gallery 8
Participate in a movement-based tour of Dance Works I: Merce Cunningham/Robert Rauschenberg. No prior dance experience needed. The program will begin with a basic warm-up, followed by an exploration of the gallery. Please wear comfortable clothes and come prepared to move. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Recommended for ages 12 and under. Led by Cunningham Research Fellow Abigail Sebaly and Courtney Gerber.

Gallery Experience: Mobile Gallery

10:30 am–2 pm
Gallery 4
Head into the exhibition Midnight Party to explore nighttime with a tour guide and create your own work of art.

Gallery Tour

2 pm
Meet in Bazinet Lobby
Guided Tour, ASL interpreted; all are welcome.

Performance: Fleet

11 am & 1 pm
Applying a modern, urban sensibility to the traditional form of tap dance, Kaleena Miller and Momentum perform a personal journey through happiness, sadness, anger and hope.


Free First Saturday is sponsored by

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