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First Saturdays for Families: Word of Advice

Cover Image:

Lubaina Himid, Metal Handkerchief – Saw / Flag, 2019. Acrylic on metal, 21 × 19 1/4 in (53.5 x 49 cm). Courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens, London

Families will draw inspiration from Lubaina Himid’s series of paintings titled Metal Handkerchiefs, in which the artist combines language from health and safety manuals with imagery that both reflects and unsettles. To echo Himid’s careful language, participants will exchange words of advice with members of their family, choose images that support or complicate these recommendations, and collage materials to create new meanings.

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.


Support for “Lubaina Himid: Work From Underneath” 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 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.

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