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Teen and Family Programs First Saturdays for Families · Exhibition-Related

First Saturday for Families: Recreating Nature with Color and Pattern

Cover Image:

Chris Ofili, Afronirvana, 2002. Oil, acrylic, polyester resin, aluminum foil, glitter, map pins, and elephant dung on canvas,108 × 144 in (274.3 × 365.7 cm). Courtesy the artist, David Zwirner, New York/London, and Victoria Miro, London

Join us for a family workshop offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Chris Ofili: Night and Day,” the first American survey of work by the acclaimed British artist. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., travel to tropical Trinidad to explore colorful natural environments that have inspired the artist’s work. Participants will paint the colors of the night sky and observe the world with fresh eyes by creating their own kaleidoscopes.

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 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.

Sponsors

Lead exhibition support provided by “Friends of Chris Ofili” at the New Museum:

Anonymous
Mitzi and Warren Eisenberg
Susan and Leonard Feinstein
Lietta and Dakis Joannou
Beth Swofford
David Teiger

Special thanks to David Zwirner and Victoria Miro, London.

The accompanying catalogue, published by Rizzoli, is also made possible by the J. McSweeney and G. Mills Publications Fund at the New Museum.

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

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.

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