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Family Day: Transform!

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.

What powers do you want to activate for yourself and your community? Look at art that tells stories of transformation and change, and be inspired to create your own transformative art!

All-Day Activities

Art for Change!
Studios 111-113, first floor
Art can be a powerful way to get people to think and act for change. Create a poster speaking up about an issue that you feel passionate about. Be inspired by the art and actions of MN350, a local climate justice organization that unites Minnesotans as part of a global movement to create a just and healthy future for all.

Mia Art Transformed
Wells Fargo Community Room, first floor
Using old Family Day Gallery Hunts and other recycled materials, create a unique collage transforming the art from Mia’s collection!

Gallery Hunt
Did you know that bees collect nectar (a sugar liquid in flowers) that they transform into deliciously sweet honey? Buzz around the galleries to fill your honeycomb with nectar as you find the artworks on the Gallery Hunt. Once completed, you’ll get a sweet prize!
Main lobby, first floor

Timed Activities

Give Get Sistet
General Mills Lobby, first floor
Hear the powerful melodies of Give Get Sistet who uses music to engage, empower, heal, and transform. They will also facilitate workshops in Target Atrium.

Korean Dance and Drum
1:30PM, 3PM
Pillsbury Auditorium, second floor
Celebrate harvest time with the dynamic Korean folk sounds and movements presented by Jang-mi Korean Dance and Drum. Each performance is 45 minutes.

Interactive Experience
Bees and Transformation
11:30AM- 3:30PM
Regis Fountain Court
See live bees (in a contained observation hive) and learn about all the ways bees use the power of transformation. There will be interactive and visual resources presented by the University of Minnesota’s Bee Squad and Mia staff Daniel Dennehy who helps take care of the bees on Mia’s rooftop!

Interactive Experience
Songs for Social Justice by Give Get Sistet
12:15PM, 1PM
Target Atrium, first floor
Raise your voices together and sing songs for social justice! The workshop will be guided by Give Get Sistet, an a cappella improvisational ensemble of women who believe that singing together can change the world. Each session is 30 minutes long.

Interactive Experience
2PM, 2:45PM, 3:45PM
Target Atrium, first floor
Transform how you feel and connect to your body through guided breathing and gentle stretching by James Orione. Each session is 30 minutes.

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

Art of Africa
2 PM, Meet in the main lobby, first floor

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

Highlights of Mia’s Collection
1PM, Meet in the main lobby, first floor

Art Cart
Noon-4PM Gallery 259, second floor

Art Cart
Noon-2PM, Gallery 29, second floor 241
Ancient Greece and Rome

Art Cart
2PM-4PM Gallery 240, second floor

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