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First Saturdays for Families: Composite Capacities for Love

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“Diedrick Brackens: darling divined,” 2019. Exhibition view: New Museum, New York. Photo: Dario Lasagni

Join us in creating a collaborative mural inspired by “Diedrick Brackens: darling divined,” on view at the New Museum through September 15. Taking inspiration from the exhibition, families will create silhouetted figures to explore community. Brackens produces his large-scale textiles by weaving cotton fiber dyed with colorants like bleach and tea. His murals often depict silhouettes of figures in sensitive poses, gestures, and relationships. Families will be invited to add their own silhouettes to a large-scale canvas, creating a communal mural while contemplating how we express different forms of care and love.

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 two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration 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.

The New Museum is wheelchair accessible; learn more about access services and amenities here. To request accommodations, please email or call 212.219.1222 ×235 at least three weeks in advance.


Generous support for New Museum First Saturdays for Families is provided by the Keith Haring Foundation School, Teen, and Family Programs Fund.

Additional support is 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.

Support for “Diedrick Brackens: darling divined” can be viewed here.

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