Create a Collaborative Family Mural – at The New Museum

Diedrick Brackens' intricately woven textiles about blackness and queer identity on display at the New Museum

Creating art together is an ideal way to spend a Saturday with family!

“First Saturdays for Families” is a free event at the New Museum for those with children aged between four and twelve years – and it includes free New Museum admission for two adults per family. (Children under eighteen are always admitted free.)

This Saturday (September 7th), the museum encourages you to bring your little ones to “Composite Capacities for Love” where you can create a collaborative mural with silhouetted figures exploring the concept of community – inspired by “Diedrick Brackens: darling divined”.

Diedrick Brackens' intricately woven textiles about blackness and queer identity on display at the New Museum
Diedrick Brackens’ intricately woven textiles at the New Museum

 

“Brackens produces his large-scale textiles by weaving cotton fiber dyed with colorants like bleach and tea. His murals often depict silhouettes of figures in sensitive poses, gestures, and relationships. Families will be invited to add their own silhouettes to a large-scale canvas, creating a communal mural while contemplating how we express different forms of care and love.”

(No preregistration required, given out on a limited, first-come, first-served basis. More information available at NewMuseum.org)