Family Weekend Workshops | May 2019
The Broad's Family Weekend Workshops offer free art-focused activities and cooking demonstrations from acclaimed chef Timothy Hollingsworth's Otium restaurant, located next to the museum. Reserve free advance tickets for your family to guarantee entrance into the event. Timed tickets are available every thirty minutes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families with Family Weekend Workshop wristbands receive free access to Soul of a Nation. Walk-up entries available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Workshops give families the opportunity to make their own souvenirs to take home, inspired by works in the Broad collection and the special exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983. Family Weekend Workshops are for families with children ages 3 and up.
Timed tickets are available every thirty minutes from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Families who reserve tickets in advance will receive wristbands when they check in onsite at the museum. Families with Family Weekend Workshop wristbands receive free access to Soul of a Nation. Families without advance tickets will receive wristbands for entry into the workshops on a first-come, first-served basis.GET TICKETS
Recycle and Accessorize
Workshop | Mark Bradford is known for using discarded materials found on the streets of cities such as advertisements, flyers, billboards, comic books, and more. Bradford applies many layers of these materials on the surface of his canvases, and then cuts, tears, and sands them down to create his artwork. Create a wearable accessory made of recycled materials inspired by Bradford’s process and technique.
Mixed Media Masks
Workshop | Betye Saar created sculptural pieces made from wood, leather, straw, plastic, cotton, metal, paint, and more. Her work centered on women, history, and spirituality. Create wall hangings inspired by Saar’s work on view in Soul of a Nation.
Fashioning a Message
Workshop | Jae Jarrell created garments that were not only wearable art, but also pieces of empowerment and pride. Revolutionary Suit (1969) features a bandolier with crayons. Create a set of buttons for your own sash that display issues important to you, based on Jarrell’s work on view in Soul of a Nation.
Workshop | Artists Emory Douglas and Faith Ringgold created art that demonstrated their political beliefs and work. They used bold colors and language to speak their truths. Create your own posters inspired by the revolutionary spirit of Douglas and Ringgold.
Urban Farm-to-Table Cooking
Demonstration | Learn how the chefs of Otium restaurant use fresh ingredients as culinary inspiration. Watch how vegetables and herbs harvested from Otium’s onsite vertical urban garden are transformed into delicious meals for families.
Imagine the Impossible with The Southern California Library
Workshops | The Southern California Library documents and makes accessible histories of struggles that challenge racism and other systems of oppression so we can all imagine and sustain possibilities for freedom. The Southern California Library is a community library and archive located in South Los Angeles. Founded over 50 years ago, the Library holds extensive collections of histories of community resistance in Los Angeles, and beyond. Create collages and abstract pieces and more in the style of artists Sam Gilliam, Alma Thomas, and Romare Bearden; create a redacted poem with selections from the Library’s archive; take a quiz that that highlights the historical context of Soul of a Nation.
Family Audio Tour on The Broad App
In the Galleries | Download The Broad’s free app or rent a device onsite to listen to “Looking with LeVar,” a family audio tour narrated by award-winning actor, director, and education advocate, LeVar Burton.
About Family Weekend Workshops
The Broad's Family Weekend Workshops offer free activities and workshops to engage with the art of The Broad museum as well as with acclaimed chef Timothy Hollingsworth of Otium, the restaurant adjacent to the museum. Workshops give families the opportunity to make their own creative souvenirs 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 made possible with the generous support of Leading Partner East West Bank, and were developed in partnership with Community Arts Resources (CARS).Read More