Screenings in the New Museum Theater at 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.*
Explore the exhibition “The Last Newspaper,” an exhibition inspired by the ways artists approach the news. As part of this undertaking, partner organizations use on-site offices to present their research, engage in rapid prototyping, and stage public dialogues. One is StoryCorps, which gathers the life stories of Americans by having close friends and family members interview each other with the aim that young people gain a deeper understanding of the world around them. As part of New Museum First Saturdays for Families, record your story. In an action-based workshop led by New Museum educators, have a conversion with members of your family or close friends and discover what wonderful and unexpected stories can emerge by simply asking, “Tell me about your life.”
*Also, be part of the Theater premier of StoryCorps animation shorts. StoryCorps’ original animated shorts series features some of their best-loved radio stories. It takes you from a conversation between a boy with Asperger’s syndrome and his mom to two Brooklyn characters remembering how they fell in love and learned how to let go, and other memorable places in between.
Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children four to fifteen years old, 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.
For more information about New Museum First Saturdays for Families, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, November 6, 2010 | 10:00 AM