Family Weekend Workshops | November 2017

Sat, Nov 11, 2017, 11 am-4 pm
Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 11 am-4 pm
Tickets SOLD OUT


The Broad's Family Weekend Workshops offer activities and workshops to help families with children engage with the artwork as well as with Chef Timothy Hollingsworth of Otium, the restaurant adjacent to the museum.

Celebrate Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA—the Getty's initiative that explores Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles— with two new workshops. Workshops are presented bilingually in English and Spanish, and give families the opportunity to make their own souvenirs to take home, inspired by works in the Broad collection. Family Weekend Workshops are free, but have limited availability and entrance is not guaranteed without a reservation. 

Families who reserve tickets in advance will receive wristbands when they check in onsite at the museum. Additional timed tickets for cooking demonstrations will also be available at check-in. Workshops and timed tickets for cooking demonstrations will be available to families with wristbands on a first-come, first-served basis. Family Weekend Workshops are for families with children ages 3 and up.


Carlos Cruz-Diez

Visit Carlos Cruz-Diez's brightly colored ephemeral intervention, Couleur Additive, at the corner of Grand Avenue and 2nd Street, then explore color interaction by making original designs with markers, clear film, and a paper cut out. Using Cruz-Diez's additive color principles, families will make their own sample of a Color Additive. 

Teach Me Spanish / Enséñame al Español

Artist Nao Bustamante invites participants to help her learn Spanish in a live, interactive environment. Many second or third generation Latinx immigrants in California have lost their mother tongue, a phenomenon common enough to have earned its own slang term, "Pocho/a." Bustamante examines the cultural shame of not speaking Spanish in this participatory performance, but other kinds of cultural exchange may be explored with the audience through the act of teaching through conversation, giving tests, and making flashcards. The outcome is an appreciation for Spanish speakers and those willing to learn and engage. After The Broad premiere, Bustamante will take this project directly to people where they work, shop and live. 

Protest Posters

As evidenced by a recent surge in social activism, protest posters are a powerful tool in voicing one’s thoughts. Not only are they an opportunity for people to make a statement, they are artistic pieces in their own right. Using paper, markers, and imagery, create your own protest poster and make your own statement. Several artists in the Broad collection, including Barbara Kruger and Christopher Wool, use their art as a tool to make their voices heard.

Transform Yourself!

Remake yourself using some of the techniques applied by artists Takashi Murakami and Keith Haring, whose interest in toys, anime and video games; and iconic linear shapes and pulsing movement, respectively, are on view in the Broad collection. You'll take away a one-of-a-kind photograph!

Family Pop-Up Talks

Join our Visitor Services Associates in the third-floor galleries for family-friendly pop-up talks on artists like Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, Barbara Kruger, and more. 

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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