Family Day at the MIA – More Real?

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Family Day — More Real?
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Sunday, April 14th; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

I love the MIA for family outings.  The block room is a great place to rest with the little ones and the grade-schooler can check out the computers while they build with the blocks.  The nursing room is very comfortable and a great place to go quietly rest with the tiniest family member.  Even during busy events, the regular exhibit rooms tend to be pretty empty. It’s just a nice place to be any time.

This weekend you and your family can discover art that blurs the line between fact and fiction, with family-friendly activities inspired by the MIA’s special exhibition, “More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness.”  Family Day is a free monthly event for families, kids, and the young at heart.  This month’s activities include:

Magic Show
Noon, 1 & 2 p.m.
Be astounded by live magic from the Amazing Hondo.

Elvis Encounters
Noon–3 p.m.
Elvis is in the building. Be on the lookout for the King himself.    

Art-Making: Mirror Manipulations
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Alter your ego or trick your eyes with optical illusions.

Art-Making: Reverse Readymades
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Create everyday objects out of extraordinary materials.
Gallery Hunt: Art of Illusion
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Learn tricks of the trade and explore artists’ illusions in the MIA’s collection.

Art-Making: Truthiness Tabloids
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Make headlines at a tabloid-inspired photobooth.
Special Exhibition: “More Real? Art in the Age of Truthiness”
11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Tours: 2 & 3:30 p.m.
Seeing is disbelieving. Encounter works of art that defy reality.

Tour: Art Since 1950
1 & 3 p.m.
Discover how abstract and photo-realist paintings, minimalist sculptures, and found-object assemblages provoke the question, “Is this art?”

via / Calendar and Events.

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Joy Peters

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Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.

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