This Saturday, December 7th is Free First Saturday at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and this month’s theme is Celebrate Somalia.
Celebrate Somalia and Somali culture with a day of activities for the whole family hosted by the Somali Museum of Minnesota. Learn the traditional art of finger weaving or drop in for story time to hear stories from Somalia.
Explore: Traveling Exhibition from the Somali Museum of Minnesota
Learn about Somali nomadic culture through objects from the Somali Museum’s collection.
Art-making: My Aqal
Create your own aqal, or traditional Somali home. Ifrah Mansour, a Somali artist and refugee based in Minneapolis, will teach families about Somali architecture and nomadic culture.
Performance: Story Time with Osman Ali
10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Join Osman Ali, founder and executive director of the Somali Museum of Minnesota, to hear stories from Somalia.
Art-Making Activity: Finger Weaving
11 am–1 pm
Learn the traditional art of finger weaving in this drop-in workshop.
Free First Saturdays feature free gallery admission on the first Saturday of every month, plus performances, games, art-making, and kids’ films from 10 am to 3 pm. Family friendly food options are available, or bring something from home to snack on in the museum’s public spaces.