May's Untitled Final Friday highlights featured artist Kenzie Sitterud with the theme "Sit. Stand. Play."
Let’s get serious about playing. Enjoy an evening of fun paired with the contemplative, inspired by the exhibition Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America and the creative practice of Kenzie Sitterud.
Schedule of events, performances, and drop-in activities:
Beats by DJ L.A. Zwicky.
Find the Wheels on Fire food truck parked on 12th Ave.!
The Queer Tradition, 6-9 pm, lower level lobby
Explore a new installation by Kenzie Sitterud. (Perfect #selfie moment!) Please, no shoes or sharp objects.
Creative Clips, 6-9 pm, lower level, Sharp Auditorium
A series of short films displaying The Wardrobe, The Kitchen Table, and The Bedroom by Kenzie Sitterud, videography by Watcheye Studios.
Candy Construction, 6-9:30 pm, level 1 atrium
Build collaborative toothpick sculptures with candy! Try not to eat the art.
Wear Your Spirograph! , 6-9 pm, level 2 atrium
Make colorful geometric spirograph drawings with artist Genevieve Waller, and turn them into wearable art.
Agents of Play, 6:30-8 pm, museum-wide.
Don’t let their business-like attire fool you. These serious folks are dedicated to play! Find an Agent of Play roaming the museum and play a game. (Performed by Emma Acheson, Andryn Arithson, Allison Blakeney, and Kate Speer.)
Let's Walk and Talk, 6:30-7:00 pm, 7:15-7:45 pm & 8-8:15 pm, level 2 Newman Overlook
Participate in a moving conversation game with featured artist Kenzie Sitterud (max of 3 players at one time).
Lincolnopolis, 6-9 pm, level 3 Atrium
Build a room full of amazing architecture using Lincoln Logs with artist, actor, and photographer Michael Ensminger.
Slinky Races, 6-8:30 pm, level 4 gallery stairs
Two players enter, one winner emerges. Race jumbo rainbow Slinkies down our gallery stairs for fun prizes!
Jukebox TeeJay, 7:15-8:15 pm, level 4 gallery
Join the DAM’s new Creative-in-Residence, Juntae TeeJay Hwang, for a pop-up performance about the difficulties of communication between different languages and cultures, and how music can be used to create a unique connection in a world that is lost in translation.
Not to Miss Moments!
Joan & Charlie, 6:30 & 7:30 pm, level 2, Treasures of British Art exhibition galleries
Play on, with Buntport Theater.
Design Tours, 7 & 8 pm, level 2, Serious Play exhibit
Local art and design guru Charles Parsons will take you on a tour of the Serious Play exhibition, focusing on the history and importance of design through playful exploration of descriptions and critique.
The Commute, 8:40 pm, starts on level 4 atrium & ends level 1 atrium
SILENCE IS A MUST! Take part in a live collaborative sound performance, with an orchestrated procession of operatics and sound from Margaret Siegrist and Nathan Hall.
Noise Stop No. 1, 8:46 pm, level 3 atrium: RINGTONES! On cue from conductor,
(iPhones): choose from 'Beacon', 'Cosmic', 'Presto', and 'Slow Rise' ringtones and play them repeatedly.
(Androids): choose from 'Bunny Hopping', 'Calling you', 'Gumdrop', 'One Step Forward' ringtones and play them repeatedly.
Noise Stop No. 2, 8:52 pm, level 2 atrium: KEYS! Have your keys at hand to jingle in different ways on cues from the conductor.
Noise Stop No. 3, 8:58 pm, level 1 atrium: STOMPS & SNAPS! On cue, follow the musicians to stomp your feet, then snap your fingers.
An Agent of Thought, 9:15 pm, lower level lobby
Laura Ann Samuelson performs inside a temporary installation, The Queer Tradition, by Kenzie Sitterud. The collaboration of performance and aesthetic playing is paired with seriousness and grief around being a queer child.
Contributing Creatives: Kenzie Sitterud, Emma Acheson, Andryn Arithson, Allison Blakeney, Buntport Theater, Michael Ensminger, Nathan Hall, Charles Parsons, Laura Ann Samuelson, Margaret Siegrist, Kate Speer, Genevieve Waller, and Lauren Zwicky.
Untitled is free for members and includes general admission to the museum. Students with valid ID receive two-for-one tickets during Untitled.
Untitled Final Fridays are presented by Your 6 Hometown Toyota Stores.
Image: Artist Kenzie Sitterud; photo by Eric Mitchell.