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First Saturdays for Families: Trading Places

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Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Tie The Temptress To The Trojan, 2016. Oil on linen, 47 1/4 × 63 1/4 in. © Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Courtesy the artist; Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; and Corvi-Mora, London

Join us for a family workshop offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Under-Song For A Cypher,” on view at the New Museum through September 3, 2017. Often immersed in indistinct, monochrome settings, Yiadom-Boakye’s elegant characters come to life through her bold brushwork, appearing both cavalier and nonchalant, quotidian and otherworldly. In part because they inhabit neutral spaces, her subjects’ idle, private moments provoke the imagination of viewers and remain open to a range of narratives, memories, and interpretations. Participants are welcome to drop in for an unconventional figure drawing workshop in which artists rotate in and out with models. Individuals will explore gesture drawing as both illustrator and subject, while considering the effects of body language and examining, from both sides, the relationship between an artist and her subject.

New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and twelve 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.


Support for “Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Under-Song For A Cypher” can be viewed here.

Generous support for New Museum First Saturdays for Families is provided by the Keith Haring Foundation School, Teen, and Family Programs Fund.

This program is also made possible, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Additional support is provided by the Bertha and Isaac Liberman Foundation, the Mimi Saltzman Foundation, and the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation.

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

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