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First Saturdays for Families: Playtime Fun

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“Thomas Bayrle: Playtime,” 2018. Exhibition view: New Museum, New York. Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio

Join us for Family Day presented in conjunction with the exhibition “Thomas Bayrle: Playtime,” on view at the New Museum from June 20 to September 2, 2018. Influenced by consumerism and advertising in 1960s Germany, Thomas Bayrle’s works combine endlessly repeating units to create large, complex images. These “superforms” appear computer-generated at first glance, but most are hand-drawn by the artist. Inspired by Bayrle’s works, families will be invited to play with images to make large composite pictures 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.


Support for “Thomas Bayrle: Playtime” 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.

Additional support provided by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation.

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.

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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