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First Saturday for Families: Why Make Sense?

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Nicole Eisenman, Were-artist, 2007. Oil on canvas, 61 × 50 in (154.9 × 127 cm). Collection Beth Rudin DeWoody. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Join us for a family workshop offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ories,” on view at the New Museum from May 4 through June 26, 2016. One of the most important painters of her generation, Nicole Eisenman has developed a distinct figurative language that combines the imaginative with the lucid, the absurd with the banal, and the stereotypical with the countercultural and queer.

Inspired by the figures in Eisenman’s work as well as the theatrical personae of the late musical genius Prince, families are invited to imagine a world where their roles and identities can become different and new. Participants will create large-scale collaborative drawings while entangling symbols and inventing characters that express the complexity of their unique personalities. Why make sense and be just one thing when you can be a superhero, a mermaid, an alien, and a ballerina all at once?

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.


Support for “Nicole Eisenman: Al-ugh-ories” 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.

This program is also made possible, in part, by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Education and community programs for the spring shows are supported, in part, by American Chai Trust.

Additional support is provided by the Bertha and Isaac Liberman Foundation and the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation.

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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