Family Day: When Our Stories Dance Together

Sunday, September 17, 1 – 4 p.m.
Admission is free and open to the public
Minnesota Museum of American Art

Art-making with artists. Relaxed atmosphere. Snacks. Cool old building in downtown St. Paul.

A day of family-friendly art-making and performance at the M, in partnership with Hmong Museum, Indigenous Roots Cultural Center, St. Paul Public Library, and artists Vanghoua Anthony Vue and Ryan Stopera. Family Day activities will build from the multiple stories held within the exhibition We the People and the murals from the Saint Paul Murals Project.

At the M we want to open up the definition of American and create inclusive spaces for many experiences. We see art and human connection as powerful tools for making this happen. However you define family, please consider yourself always welcome at the M. 

Ongoing from 1-4 p.m.
Who I am/Who We Are
Create a photo-based portrait of yourself, your family, your neighborhood, or your country with We the People artist Ryan Stopera and families from Oak Park Center, Minneapolis. (Recommended for ages 6+)

Tape Tales
Make mini tape murals, with Hmong Australian artist Vanghoua Anthony Vue, which tell your unique story. Vanghoua is visiting from Brisbane, Australia to create a series of murals throughout Saint Paul with local Hmong artists. (Recommended for ages 6+)

All-Ages Scavenger Hunt through the exhibition We the People (Recommended for ages 4+)

1:30-2:00 p.m. & 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Join friends from the Saint Paul Public Library for stories that highlight the many experiences of growing up in America. (All ages)

Moving Bodies, Moving Stories
1:00-1:45 p.m.
Practice telling your stories through dance with Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli and other groups that are housed in the St. Paul East Side Indigenous Roots Cultural Center. (Recommended for ages 4+)

2:30-3:15 p.m.
Learn about Hmong storytelling traditions with artists and teachers from Minnesota’s Hmong Museum. (Recommended for ages 6+)

These activities are related to the M’s ongoing exhibition, We the People, on view through October 29, 2017. The exhibition and its related programs are free and open to all, unless otherwise specified.

This exhibition and its accompanying programs are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant and an Arts Access grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Thanks also to Target, and to the ACLU of Minnesota for supporting the Response Wall.

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