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First Saturdays for Families: Costume Remix

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Nayland Blake, Crossing Object (inside Gnomen), 2017. Installation view: “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” New Museum. Photo: Scott Rudd

Join us for Family Day presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon,” on view at the New Museum from September 27, 2017, to January 21, 2018. Families will get to explore artist Nayland Blake’s Crossing Object (inside Gnomen), on view on the Third Floor of “Trigger.” Blake’s life-sized “fursona” called Gnomen, a hybrid of a bison and bear whose gender and sex are pliable, will act as inspiration for a costume remix. Families are invited to bring in clean used and unwanted Halloween costumes to collectively create a new, indecipherable character that explores gender beyond the binary.

Nayland Blake’s performance Crossing Object (inside Gnomen) is presented from 1–5 p.m. on select dates throughout the duration of the exhibition.

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 “Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon 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 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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