Walker Art Center

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Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 6 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 am to 3 pm.

Free First Saturday
Saturday, March 4, 10 am–3 pm

Short Films: New Adventures and New Friends
11 am and 1 pm
Walker Cinema
Total run time: 77 minutes
For All Ages
Doors open 30 minutes prior to each screening; seating is limited.

Enjoy films about hopes, dreams and coming together. The characters of this series of films discover new friendships and explore the world around them.

Jonas and the Sea
A man casts aside everything in pursuit of his dream, finding a place to call home. Directed by Marlies van der Wel, 2015, Netherlands, 12 minutes

The youngest of the family embarks on a journey to the top of a mountain to await a transformation. Directed by Nathan Jurevicius, 2016, Australia/Canada/Lithuania, 8 minutes

The Lighthouse
A lighthouse keeper’s surprising discovery pulls him out of his daily routine and takes him into uncharted territory. Directed by Simon Scheiber, 2015, Netherlands, 12 minutes

A cat spends the day attempting to catch a small canary, but the way to catch the prey is full of pitfalls. Directed by Nicolas Bianco-Levrin, 2014, France, 4 minutes

La Cage
A big, kind bear is alone and friendless in a zoo with no friends. After a bird family moves next door, they go to great lengths to improve their new friend’s life. Directed by Loïc Bruyère, 2016, France, 6 minutes

My 2014 Neighbor
Two girls become friends when they begin playing with each other across their apartment windows. Directed by Anya Zulueta, 2015, Philippines, 6 minutes

Some Thing
All mountains hold a treasure within! One mountain discovers his unique treasure is just as valuable. Directed by Elena Wolf, 2015, Germany, 7 minutes

The Teeny-weeny Fox In the middle of a luxuriant garden, a tiny fox meets a daring little girl who grows giant plants! Directed by Quertain Aline and Szkiladz Sylwia, 2015, Belgium/France/Switzerland, 9 minutes

Way of Giants
In a forest of gigantic trees, an indigenous girl will challenge her destiny and learn to understand the cycle of life. Directed by Alois Di Leo, 2016, Brazil, 12 minutes

Short Films: Lean on Me
3 pm
Walker Cinema
Total run time: 73 minutes
For ages 12 +
Doors open at 2:30 pm; seating is limited.

Watch films about families, acceptance, fitting in and standing out. The characters in this collection of films look deep inside themselves to find out what they are really made of.

The Swing
After a serious accident, the bonds of brotherhood are tested as two brothers share an experience that changes them forever. Directed by Damien Dunne, 2015, Ireland, 12 minutes

The Best Sound in the World
Day after day, a sound-obsessed young boy sets out to meticulously document every single sound that he encounters. Directed by Pedro Paulo de Andrade, 2015, Brazil, 13 minutes. Subtitled

Additional films to be announced.

Film: March Family Playlist
10 am-6 pm
Walker Mediatheque

Enjoy a series of Native/Indigenous films curated by local filmmaker Missy Whiteman for families.

Activity: Animation Station
10 am-3 pm
Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab

Join local animator John Akre at his Stop-Motion Animation Studio. Learn how films tell a story as you collaborate with others to create a short animated film.

Art-Making: Spin ‘n’ See
10 am–3 pm
Cargill Lounge

Design your own thaumatrope, a handheld kinetic toy that fools the eye. This simple but marvelous device creates the illusion of two images becoming one by twirling a disk between your fingers.

Gallery Experience: Pop-up Performance
12:45 and 2:45 pm
Galleries 1-7

Explore the exhibition Merce Cunningham: Common Time with performances in the gallery by local youth dance company Young Dance.

For over 25 years, Young Dance has offered a place for youth in our community to grow body and spirit through the creative expression of modern dance.

Young Dance has a physically integrated youth modern dance company that currently consists of 38 boys and girls, ages 7-18, with and without disabilities. Their students live in Minneapolis, St. Paul and surrounding areas. An additional 120 students participate in their community classes.

The art form of modern dance emerges from a process of collaboration, problem solving, and self-expression, it develops strong, self-confident, critical thinkers who delight in and engage the diversity of people and ideas found in our communities.

Jonas and the Sea Directed by Marlies van der Wel