Join us for a Family Day presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Petrit Halilaj: RU,” on view at the New Museum through January 7, 2018.
In “RU,” Petrit Halilaj draws inspiration from the city of Runik in Kosovo, where the artist grew up. Runik is the site of some of the earliest Neolithic settlements, and archaeological findings have been discovered in digs as well as in the backyards of residents. But these objects have since been displaced by war or reside in museums outside of Kosovo, inaccessible to the people of Runik. Halilaj presents a video alongside an imagined landscape filled with recreations of these objects in the gallery. 505 pieces of found and recorded objects and fragments are recreated and refashioned as birds, serving as reminders of movement and temporary residence.
Taking inspiration from these bird-like sculptures, families are invited to experiment with clay and create their own sculptures that are both artifact and creature.
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.