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First Saturdays for Families: Santa Claus is Real

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“Paul Ramirez Jonas: Half-Truths,” 2017. Exhibition view: New Museum, New York. Photo: Scott Rudd

Join us for a special Family Day in conjunction with “Paul Ramírez Jonas: Half-Truths,” on view at the New Museum through September 17, 2017. Relying on the open-endedness of a one-on-one exchange, Ramírez Jonas’s exhibition and residency at the New Museum includes two pieces defined by direct transactions between the audience and the artist, Fake ID (2017) and Alternative Facts (2017). In Fake ID, kids and their parents are invited to collaboratively create a fake ID that merges their identities, while in Alternative Facts, families can turn their lies and fantasies into ostensibly truth-telling public documents. Families will then be invited to the Sky Room to collectively fashion new ID cards and elaborate their public “truths” with even more fantastical drawings!

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 “Paul Ramírez Jonas: Half-Truths” 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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