Walker Art Center 1750 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403 Saturday, May 4, 2013, 10 am to 5 pm
I am so excited to spend some time with the Abraham Cruzvillegas exhibit. I want to wander the Walker on a quiet morning, holding hands with my husband and just be inspired. Ah, but we have three kids, so we’ll do Free First Saturday, instead. Free First Saturdays are more action-oriented than dreamy, but either way, I’ll come home motivated.This month, the Walker is influenced by Cruzvillegas’ concept of “self-construction.” As part of Saturday’s activities, families can build structures using a variety of found materials and everyday objects. Watch the video below to learn more about Abraham Cruzvillegas and his art.
This month’s activities include: Art-Making: From Above Star Tribune Foundation Art Lab, 10 am–3 pm
Explore the ways objects found in your home, recycling bins and garbage cans change in appearance and meaning. Assemble a bird’s eye view of your world, thinking about where you live, play and hide. Led by local artist Eric Syvertson.
Film: Tintico’s Afternoon U.S. Bank Orientation Lounge, 10 am–3 pm
A musician and a group of mosquitoes spend a delightful afternoon making music and playing records. When their phonograph suddenly breaks, it’s up to the mosquitoes to find the music once again. Directed by Alejandro García Caballero, 2012, 11 minutes.
Lecture Room, 10 am–1 pm
An old puppetmaster gathers abandoned dolls from the garbage bins. With great passion and dedication, he transforms them into charming marionettes to star in his theatrical street shows. Directed by Gabriela Martínez Garza and Jon Fernández López, 2012, 8 minutes (in Spanish with English subtitles).
Gallery Activity: Poetic Response
Gallery 1, 11 am–2 pm
Join a tour guide in pondering Wigs (portfolio), an artwork by artist Lorna Simpson. Strike out a poem on a typewriter using a series of thought-provoking prompts.
Gallery Activitiy: Artists’ Tools
Burnet Gallery, 10 am–1 pm
Find a tour guide in the Painter Painter exhibition and discover some of the tools that artists keep in their studios. The variety may surprise you!
via Free First Saturday: Some Assembly Required — Free First Saturday: Some Assembly Required — Calendar — Walker Art Center.