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First Saturdays for Families: Synthetic Nature

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First Saturdays for Families: Edible Paint Play, November 2019

“Daiga Grantina: What Eats Around Itself” features a mixed-medium installation that mimics the growth of lichen. Grantina uses synthetic materials with vibrant colors and textures in her large sculptures, which surprisingly connect to her interest in the natural world. Families are encouraged to gather inspiration from their experiences of nature—for instance, trees, clouds, birds, rocks, or beaches—to create their own assemblage sculptures using fabric, yarn, and other human-made materials.

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 is required. Space is limited, and tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Your entire party must be present and accompanied by at least one child; 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 “Daiga Grantina: What Eats Around Itself” 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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