Free First Saturdays: Twist and Shout

During Free First Saturdays, museum admission is done away with and the space becomes a family-friendly zone, packed tight with hip parents and their offspring. Twist and Shout is the theme of April's event, and the Walker has a handful of kid-friendly happenings that will engage most children longer than just a room of minimalist art. Activities are loosely based on the Walker's latest exhibition, "1964," which highlights art from that transformative year, including works from Roy Lichtenstein, Ellsworth Kelly, and pop-art idol Andy Warhol. Kids will be invited to enjoy botanically inspired prints in a workshop led by Sarah Nassif, owner of clothier Rectangle Designs; a reading of 1964's Where the Wild Things Are; and viewings of the stop-motion film Crema Suprema. DJ Scott Stulen leads a '60s dance party in the McGuire Theater, and Alanna Morris provides instruction on the decade's moves (including the Marvin Gaye-inspired hitchhike, a good utilization of the opposable thumb). The activities—which end at 3 p.m.—are recommended for kids six to 12, but the galleries are free and open to all until 5 p.m. (Photo by Gene Pittman)
Sat., April 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 2010
 
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