Family Weekend Workshops

Family Weekend Workshops: Mickalene Thomas

Sunday, Sep 29, 2024
11 am—5 pm
Tickets Coming Soon



Mickalene Thomas, Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe
les Trois Femmes Noires d'aprés Picasso
, 2022.
Rhinestones and acrylic paint on canvas
mounted on wood panel. 96 x 120 in. (243.84
x 304.8 cm). © Mickalene Thomas

Join us for the final day of The Broad’s special exhibition, Mickalene Thomas: All About Love, where kids and their families can design a portrait of themselves or their loved one inspired by Mickalene Thomas! Snap a picture striking your most powerful pose, then use it as the start of your portrait. Take it a step further and swap photos with a friend or family member to create works of art (and love) inspired by your favorite things about them. We’ll supply a mix of magazines, patterned paper, fabric, rhinestones, and paint markers to make a portrait that empowers. Design, build, and create a background that symbolizes the qualities of the person at the center of your artwork.  

Continue the love and join a workshop led by kid-grit, an organization offering holistic approaches to creating a well-rounded individual. Learn how to develop healthy activities, focus on mindfulness, and foster family connection to promote learning and a sense of community. And don’t forget to check out Mickalene Thomas: All About Love, located on the first floor of the museum!  

Thomas uses many different materials in her work, such as acrylic, rhinestones, and enamel, experimenting with art techniques such as mixed-media painting, collage, and photography in the process. In this, Thomas explores themes of kinship, care, femininity, and love. She highlights Black women in confident poses and expressions in front of well-decorated backgrounds, asking the viewer to practice love as they view her artworks.  

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

Tickets: Information and availability to be announced soon.


know before you go

Timed tickets for Family Weekend Workshops are available from 11 am to 4 pm. 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. Walk-ups are encouraged pending capacity. 

Tickets include same day access to The Broad, including Mickalene Thomas: All About Love. Tickets to this event do not include access to Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (2013), and must be booked separately.

For information on our current health and safety policies, visit Know Before You Go & FAQ. Visitor policies are subject to change.