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First Saturdays for Families: How to Create a History

Cover Image:

Arturo Vega, Photo Booth Self-Portraits, ca. 1974. Black-and-white photographs, 8 1/4 × 9 1/2 in (20.9 × 24.1 cm). Courtesy Arturo Vega

How do we remember the past? What stands out the most in our memories? What do we forget? Discover “Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989” and learn how twenty artists documented, recorded, and reflected on the changing neighborhood they lived and worked in. Explore the many ways we remember significant moments with New Museum educators and begin creating a personal archive of your own life.

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.

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 Hermine & David B. Heller.

“Come Closer: Art Around the Bowery, 1969–1989” is presented as part of the Bowery Artist Tribute.

The Bowery Artist Tribute is made possible by an endowment established by Hermine and David Heller.

Exhibition support for “Come Closer” is generously provided, in part, by the Robert Mapplethorpe Photography Fund.

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