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Family Weekend Workshops: John Ahearn: A Day in the Life

Sunday, Aug 14, 2022
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
East West Bank Plaza at The Broad
Tickets free with reservations

Overview

John Ahearn, Jay with Bike, 1985. Oil on
fiberglass. The Broad Art Foundation.
© John Ahearn. Photograph by Ivan Dalla Tana

New York-based artist John Ahearn—whose work is currently on view in The Broad's third floor galleries—creates casts of people in the Bronx, celebrating everyday life in his neighborhood. The finished pieces capture the specific attributes of his subjects, from the types of clothing they wear to the attitudes of their poses, the result being both accessible and moving.  In this workshop, we invite families to reflect on the people, places, and things that make their neighborhoods and communities beautiful and unique and bring them to life by making simple three-dimensional models.

Family Weekend Workshops take place outdoors on the East West Bank Plaza at The Broad and offer free activities and workshops to engage with the art on view in the museum. Workshops give families the opportunity to make their own artworks to take home, inspired by the Broad collection and works on view in the museum. Family Weekend Workshops are free with advance ticket reservations. Ticketholders also have access to the museum galleries where they can use the family audio guide narrated by LeVar Burton and participate in a scavenger hunt. Walk-ups without reserved tickets may be accommodated, pending capacity.  

For Ages 3 and Up

This program is intended for children age 3+ and their families.


know before you go

Timed tickets are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Availability and entrance are not guaranteed without a reservation. Families who reserve tickets in advance will receive a wristband when they check in onsite at the museum. Workshops are available to families with wristbands on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets to this event do not include access to The Broad’s special exhibitions or Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (2013), which must be booked separately here.  

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About Family Weekend Workshops

The Broad's Family Weekend Workshops offer free activities and workshops to engage with the art of The Broad. Workshops give families the opportunity to make their own artworks to take home, inspired by the Broad collection. Family Weekend Workshops are free but have limited availability. Entrance is not guaranteed without a reservation. Family Weekend Workshops are presented by Leading Partner East West Bank.

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