Family Day: Spin and Roll

Join us for our free monthly event for families, kids, and the young at heart. On the second Sunday of every month, the museum is filled with hands-on art activities, live music, dance performances, artist demonstrations, family tours and more — all inspired by Mia’s incredible collection.

Roll on over to the museum with your bikes, strollers, and anything that spins or rolls! Discover all the ways this motion helps us move and create artfrom spinning tunes like a DJ, seeing how yarn is spun, to using salad spinners to make art. Enjoy food trucks KCM Egg Rolls and Milk Mart Ice Cream.

Art-making
Spin Art
11AM–4:30PM
Studios 111-113, first floor
Spin some paint in a salad spinner to make a dazzling decoration for your home!

Art-making
Roll Art
11AM–4:30PM
Wells Fargo Community Room, first floor
Make your very own custom-made stamps using foam paper and clay. Then roll the stamp on a rolling pin to print beautiful patterns and letters!

Gallery Hunt
Spin and Roll
11AM–4:30PM
Main lobby, first floor
Don’t get dizzy! Find the works of art that were made by or for spinning and rolling.

Preschool Tour
Alphabet
11:30AM & 12:30PM, Meet in the main lobby, first floor
Go on a guided tour specially designed for little ones.

Artist Demonstration
Yarn Spinning
11AM- 12:30PM, 1:30PM-3PM
Gallery 375, third floor
Ever wonder how yarn is made? Find out seeing Michelle Cohen spin some yarn in the galleries.

Workshop and Performance
Hoop Jam
12PM, 1:30PM
Target Park Courtyard
Get your hoops on and jam with Hooperina who will teach and perform incredible moves with the hula hoop! Each session is 45 minutes.

Workshop and Performance
Juggling
12:30PM, 2PM
Target Park Courtyard
Learn to juggle with Mondo Juggling and Unicycle Arts who will teach and perform the art of juggling. Each session is 45 minutes.

Drop-In Interactive
DJ Kool Akiem
1 PM-3PM
General Mills Lobby, first floor
Drop by and get your hands on spinning tunes like a DJ from DJ Kool Akiem.

Art Making
Mobile Mia
12-4 PM
Regis Fountain Court, second floor
Pick up some art supplies from the Mobile Mia bike and draw your own bike using spriographs. Mobile Mia provides free art activities for all ages in Minneapolis parks via bicycle all summer long.
Performance
Twin Cities Unicycle Club
3PM, 4PM
Target Park Courtyard
Be awed by the balance and skills of unicyclists from The Twin Cities Unicycle Club (TCUC), the largest and oldest unicycle club in Minnesota with over 200 unicyclists. Membership is open to anyone who shares the interest of unicycling. Each performance is 30 minutes.

Tour
2PM
Meet in the main lobby, first floor
Contemporary World Art

Tour
3:30PM
Meet in the main lobby, first floor
Arts of Asia

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