Family Day

Family Day: Inside/Out

Last occurred: Sunday, August 10 at 11:00 am

Music and Dance
Noon–4 p.m.
Groove to a DJ set by Simone DuJour, and be on the look-out for surprise dance “happenings” from Art of Dance and Twin Cities Ballet.

Pop-up Artists
Noon–4 p.m.
Keep your eyes open for all kinds of artful interventions, including Amanda Lovelee’s Milkweed Cart, Chicks-on-Sticks, sPARKit mobile lab, a pop-up game area, and more!

Art-making: Bug Bonanza & Terrific Trees
11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Make a variety of beautiful or beastly bugs, or add to an artful arbor installation.

Demonstration: Bee Squad
11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
See the University of Minnesota Bee Squad in action, as they perform a honey extraction from the MIA’s very own rooftop hives. Chat with bee experts, view the observation hive, and sample some Rooftop Gold honey.

11:30 a.m., 12:30, 2 & 3 p.m.
Strike poses inspired by artworks in and around the museum, with instructor Anna Vazquez.

Community Tables
Noon–4 p.m.
Get to know representatives from the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board, Whittier Alliance, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and Walker Art Center.

Rain Garden Tours
1:30 and 2:30 pm.
Join Ken Krenz from the MIA’s Green Team for a tour of the MIA’s fabulous rain garden – another earth-friendly initiative at the MIA!

Gallery Hunt: Outside-In
Explore the MIA inside and out, from our galleries to our green spaces.

Music Workshops: Kati, Heikki & Noah Trio
1:30, 2:15 and 3 p.m.
Meet some very talented Finnish musicians, then join in the musical fun! This program is part of FinnFest USA 2014.

Gallery Conversation: Nurturing Nature
2 p.m.
Chat with a Finnish city planner Leo Kosonen, and “Finland: Designed Environments” curator Jennifer Komar-Olivarez about how modern living and nature come together. This program is part of FinnFest USA 2014.

Preschool Tour: Dirt
11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
Dig into a tour that’s all about dirt, designed just for little ones. This tour explores artist-in-residence Monica Haller’s installation, “Beneath the Ground.”

Preschool Tour: Animals
2 & 3 p.m.
Explore animals in the MIA’s galleries that hop, flutter, roar, and more!