Saturday 11/02/19 10AM-12PM
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Workshops · Families · Exhibition-Related

First Saturdays for Families: Edible Paint Play

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Carmen Argote, Manéjese Con Cuidado, 2019. Public action: PAOS GDL, the Museo Taller José Clemente Orozco, Guadalajara, Mexico. Courtesy the artist. Photo: Itzel Hernández Gómez

Join us for a workshop inspired by Carmen Argote’s avocado paintings from “As Above, So Below.” Drawing from Carmen Argote’s work, which often features natural materials, families will explore the possibilities of mark-making with food-based pigments. Using familiar fruits and vegetables, families are encouraged to reflect upon their own personal connections with each food during this multi-sensorial workshop.

Please be advised that materials from this workshop may stain clothes permanently. Please also note this workshop will expose participants to foods such as to berries, spinach, cabbage, turmeric, and coffee.

New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between three and twelve years and includes free New Museum admission for three 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 “Carmen Argote: As Above, So Below” 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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