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First Saturdays for Families: What’s in a Portrait?

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Art Club 2000, Untitled (Conrans I), 1992–93. Chromogenic color print, 8 × 10 in (20.32 × 25.4 cm). Courtesy the artist and American Fine Arts, Co., Inc.

Oftentimes we think of a portrait as a picture of ourselves or our family or friends. But a portrait can also be a sculpture, the mark our body leaves behind, words on a paper, or even a simple drawing. Through portraits, we can share who we want to be and how we want to be remembered. They can reveal our most private secrets and tell strangers our most dramatic stories. Discover how artists in “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” such as Janine Antoni, Lina Bertucci, Devon Dikeou, Félix González-Torres, Alex Bag, Sadie Benning, and Gillian Wearing, explore ideas of portraiture. Then head up to the New Museum Sky Room and discover new methods to create portraits of people important to you.

New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and fifteen years, and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited and tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties.


New Museum First Saturdays for Families are made possible, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Additional generous support provided by the TD Charitable Foundation.

Endowment support is provided by the Keith Haring Foundation School and Youth Programs Fund, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of Hermine & David B. Heller.

Support for the exhibition is provided by the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation.

Additional funding is provided by Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg, the Fundación Almine y Bernard Ruiz-Picasso para el Arte, and the Robert Mapplethorpe Photography Fund.

The accompanying exhibition publication is made possible by the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.

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