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Families · Exhibition-Related

Family Day: Weaving Together

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Josh Faught, Triage, 2009. Handwoven hemp, nail polish, spray paint, indigo, logwood, toilet paper, greeting cards, gay pride pins, self-help books, plaster, yarn, handmade wooden sign by a man from the Oregon coast who died shortly after fabricating it, denim, and gloves, 120 × 80 in (304.8 × 203.2 cm). Courtesy the artist. Photo: Mike Bray

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. Several works throughout the exhibition highlight and complicate the often gendered associations of crafts such as weaving, braiding, and textile-based practices. Families will explore these practices through the work of artist Josh Faught, who is featured in “Trigger.” Faught’s freestanding hand-dyed and hand-woven textile work will serve as inspiration for families to create braids, patterns, and a textile of their own.

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.

This month, Family Day occurs on the second Saturday of December. First Saturdays for Families will resume its regular schedule in January.


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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