Image: “Cheryl Donegan: Scenes and Commercials,” 2016. Exhibition view: New Museum. Photo: Maris Hutchinson / EPW Studio
Join us for a family workshop offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Cheryl Donegan: Scenes + Commercials,” on view through April 10, 2016. Working across video, painting, and performance, Cheryl Donegan explores the production and consumption of images in mass culture, middlebrow design, and art history. Together with a presentation of works spanning her career, the exhibition features a concept store that displays garments, drawings, prints, and textiles Donegan has created alongside items she has sourced from websites such as eBay, engaging in a process of repurposing or what she calls “refashioning the readymade.”
After viewing the exhibition, families will be invited to create their own garments, while designing patterns inspired by Donegan’s astonishingly layered surfaces. With the help of decorative duct tape, families will shape their new outfits and embellish them with sequins, beads, rhinestones, and repurposed materials. Finally, participants will get to show off their new styles when we photograph our family runway show!
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.