Walker Art Center

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Free First Saturday: Picture This

Part of Ordinary Pictures

Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 5 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm.

Discover the magic of photography as you explore the exhibition Ordinary Pictures. Learn about the history of the camera through art-making, workshops, gallery activities, and more.

Art-Making: Camera Obscura

10 am–3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab
Take inspiration from the past and create photography tools that will spark your creativity and imagination.

Activity: Photo Copy

11 am–3 pm
Cargill Lounge
Have your portrait taken in a menagerie of taxidermy birds inspired by the work of 19th-century naturalist Martha Maxwell.

Activity: Visual History

11 am–2 pm
Cargill Lounge
Discover how photography has evolved and adapted over the years. Ask a local expert questions and learn about photographic equipment and materials.

Film: The Red Balloon

10 am–5 pm
Walker Mediatheque
A red balloon with a life of its own follows a little boy around the streets of Paris. Directed by Albert Lamorisse, 1956, France, 34 minutes.


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