Family Day: Warm and Fuzzy

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.

All-Day Activities

Wet Felting
Studios 111-113, first floor
Make a warm and fuzzy bead to adorn yourself with guidance from artists from the Textile Center. Textile Center programs more than 200 classes a year for all skill-levels and year-round youth programming which includes the Youth Fiber Art Guild™

Mini Pillow Making
Reception Hall, third floor in Target Wing
Join CarryOn Homes as they prepare a cozy gallery for the upcoming exhibit, “When Home Won’t Let you Stay: Art & Migration” (opening February 23). Help artists from this cross-cultural collective make pillows and learn about their work welcoming immigrants and refugees.

Interactive Space
Rest and Read
Target Wing Atrium, first floor in Target Wing
Get cozy and explore big-hearted books as a family. From 11AM to 2 PM, Doing Good Together, a national nonprofit that offers kindness tips and service ideas to help children learn lessons in empathy, will be present to offer more books and take-home activities for families.

Gallery Hunt
Warm and Fuzzy
General Mills lobby, first floor
Explore the galleries to find works of art with animals that will make you feel warm and fuzzy and get a special prize at the end!

Outside Studio 114

Capture the warm and fuzzy memories from today’s Family Day with a photo at the photobooth!

Timed Activities

Sun Babies and Lullabies
Noon, 1PM, 2:30PM
Wells Fargo Room, first floor
What is a Sun Baby? Any one that loves the sun and loves to shine their light. Join Kashimana for an interactive performance of warm and fuzzy lullabies and songs for Sun Babies. Kashimana is a musician and composer based in the Twin Cities whose rich soulful voice and stage presence will cure your winter blues and get you feeling warm and fuzzy.

Brass Ensemble
11:15AM in General Mills Lobby, first floor
12:30PM & 2PM in Gallery 330, third floor
Warm up with tunes by Classic Brass Inc., a local brass quintet. The five experienced brass players have been together for thirty years, playing a repertoire as broad and varied as any you’ll hear.

68 Voices/ 68 Voces
Noon, 1:30PM, 3PM
Pillsbury Auditorium, second floor
68 voices 68 hearts is an animated series of Mexican indigenous stories, narrated in their native language. Created under the premise, “No one can love what they don’t know,” it hopes to reveal the wealth of the 68 hearts that enrich our country. The screening at Noon and 3PM will have English subtitles, the screening at 1:30PM will have Spanish subtitles.

Interactive Learning
Farm to Yarn!
Regis Fountain Court, second floor
How is yarn made? And where does it come from? Explore these questions through touch and play with educators from Gale Woods Farm,  a working educational farm located in Minnetrista. Also, watch wool being spun into yarn with Mia staff and textile artist Michelle Cohen from 11:30AM-1PM, and 2-3:30PM

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

Arts of Europe
2 PM, Meet in the main lobby, first floor

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

Also at the Museum

Art Cart
Noon -4 PM Gallery 259, second floor

Art Cart
Noon – 4PM Gallery 219, second floor

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