Family Weekend Workshops: Recycle, Reuse, Dance, Drum!
Inspired by El Anatsui's large quilt-like works in the Broad collection, create your own art piece made out of the discarded and recycled materials which make up the “fabric” of our lives, and follow Anatsui's vision connecting consumption, waste, and the environment. In connection with Anatsui’s birthplace of Ghana, this event also includes four 20-minute West African drumming and dance workshops with percussionist M’Baye Campbell-Kante and dancer Haniyyah Tahirah for all skill levels.
Plus, for a limited time following the closing of Takashi Murakami's exhibition at The Broad, we’re bringing back the artist’s iconic flowers and Mr. DOB characters floating in the sky outside the museum as part of an augmented reality (AR) experience accessed from the latest Instagram app!
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.
This program is intended for children age 3+ and their families.
This iteration of The Broad’s Family Weekend Workshops presented as part of Grand Avenue Arts: All Access. See the full schedule of activities and destinations to explore on Grand Avenue on Saturday at www.grandavearts.org.
Timed tickets are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Availability and entry 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 Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Room—The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away (2013), which must be booked separately here.GET TICKETS
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, M’Baye Campbell-Kante is an accomplished artist with over 10 years of professional experience. He is a percussionist of the djembe and dundun drums in addition to the kora, a 21-stringed instrument originating from the Mali Empire in the 12th century. He also has modeled for world renowned agency Ford models in NY. He currently devotes his time cultivating and educating youth on West African culture through music, art, and dance. Apprenticing under master Senegalese percussionist Malick Sow in addition to being a musician for The Music Center, Campbell-Kante has performed throughout schools and universities all over California, conducting numerous workshops and educational performances that highlight the connection between West African indigenous music and modern music as it is today. Campbell-Kante is also a filmmaker whose film Da Djembe Lives recently won an award for Best Documentary in the Compton Film Festival. The film showcases the vast connection between African indigenous roots and how it has and continues to influence modern music today while gaining clarity and a sense of purpose in our life. Follow Campbell-Kante on Instagram at @mbayekante
Haniyyah Tahirah is an L.A. native who has been a professional dancer and performing artist for 15 years. Being classically trained in ballet, modern, jazz, West African and Afro-Brazilian dance, she has worked through several non-profit organizations in giving dance and culture back to the community. Serving as a Principal dancer and soloist for over 12 years with the acclaimed Lula Washington Dance Theatre, Haniyyah has toured all over the U. S. and internationally, including Russia, China, Brazil and Tel Aviv, Israel, where she performed full-length concert dance showcases in theaters and opera houses, in addition to assisting Mrs. Washington in master classes and workshops. She has performed as a guest artist with Viver Brasil Dance Co., has worked with Tony Award winner George Faison, and worked as a motion-capture artist in the making of the 2009 blockbuster film Avatar directed by James Cameron. She currently devotes her time to teaching youth and adults, as well as expanding her creative facets.
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.Read More
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