The Last Newspaper: Share Your Story
November 6 2010
Explore “The Last Newspaper,” an exhibition inspired by the ways artists approach the news. As part of this undertaking, partner organizations use on-site offices to present their research, engage in rapid prototyping, and stage public dialogues. One partner is StoryCorps, which gathers the life stories of Americans by having close friends and family members interview each other with the aim that young people gain a deeper understanding of the world around them. As part of New Museum First Saturdays for Families, share your story. In an action-based workshop led by StoryCorps staff, have a conversation with members of your family or close friends and discover what wonderful and unexpected stories can emerge by simply asking, “Tell me about your life.”
Also, watch a selection of StoryCorps original animation shorts, featuring some of StoryCorps’ best-loved stories. The series will take you from a conversation between a boy with Asperger’s syndrome and his mom, to two Brooklyn characters remembering how they fell in love and learning how to let go, and other memorable places in between. Brilliant animators Mike and Tim Rauch will be available for a Q&A session following both screenings of the animations.
Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children four to fifteen years old, and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free. No preregistration is required. Space is limited and tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties.
For more information about New Museum First Saturdays for Families, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.