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First Saturdays for Families: Chris Burden: Building with a Boat

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Photo: Chris Burden, Ghost Ship, 2005. Thirty-foot handmade sixareen sailboat, aluminum mast, computers and software, hydraulics, GPS system, auto rudder, and rigging. Dimensions: Without mast: 6 ft × 8 ft 6 in × 30 ft (1.8 × 2.6 × 9.1 m); Mast: 30 ft high (9.1 m). Weight: 4,000 lbs. Courtesy the artist and Gagosian Gallery

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Chris Burden’s Ghost Ship on the New Museum!

Discover the artwork of one of the most important American artists to emerge since the 1970s in “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures.” Explore the exhibition with New Museum educators through small group conversations and learn how Burden has investigated ideas of limits, speed, and play through artworks like Ghost Ship, The Big Wheel, A Tale of Two Cities, and All the Submarines of the United States of America. After visiting the galleries, head to the New Museum Sky Room and create your own fleet of boats using a variety of everyday 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 fifteen 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.


New Museum First Saturdays for Families are made possible, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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

Endowment support is provided by the Keith Haring Foundation School and Youth Programs Fund, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Skadden, Arps Education Programs Fund, and the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fund for Education Programs at the New Museum.

Education and public programs are made possible by a generous grant from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of David B. Heller & Hermine Riegerl Heller.

“Chris Burden: Extreme Measures” is made possible through the lead support of the Henry Luce Foundation.
Major support is also provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Lonti Ebers and Bruce Flatt, Gagosian Gallery, Eugenio López, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Aby Rosen and Samantha Boardman.
Generous support is provided by the Broad Art Foundation, Santa Monica, F.J. Sciame Construction Co., Inc., the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation,LLWW Foundation, Catriona and Simon Mordant, Nicolas Berggruen Charitable Foundation, and Åke and Caisa Skeppner.
The International Leadership Council of the New Museum is gratefully acknowledged.
The publication for “Chris Burden: Extreme Measures” is made possible by the Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson Foundation.

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