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First Saturdays for Families: Pattern Play

Cover Image:

Wilmer Wilson IV, Afr, 2017. Staples and pigment print on wood, 96 × 48 × 1 1/2 in (243.8 × 122 × 3.8 cm). Courtesy the artist and CONNERSMITH, Washington DC

Join us for Family Day presented in conjunction with 2018 Triennial: “Songs for Sabotage,” on view at the New Museum through April 27, 2018. Families will explore the work of Wilmer Wilson IV, in which promotional flyers for churches, parties, or local businesses are enlarged and manipulated through the application of hundreds of thousands of industrial staples. The staples both emphasize and conceal the bodies within these images, while forging new patterns, and textures. These large-scale works will serve as inspiration for families as they recompose found images and advertisements from magazines with everyday objects.

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 “2018 Triennial: Songs for Sabotage” 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.

Thanks to the Mimi Saltzman 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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