Super Sunday, a free event held for every family-friendly exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts, will unfold this Sunday with an abundance of Picasso-related activities in accordance with the “After Picasso” exhibit currently on display in the Wex.
Starting at noon, the Wexner Center will be offering a wide range of activities appropriate for all ages, said to Amanda Potter, educator of public and university programs for the Wexner Center. These activities include a photo booth that allows visitors to re-enact a famous photo of Picasso, creating Picasso-inspired art, coloring pages and free tours of the exhibit.
“I love Super Sundays because it lets our visitors inhabit the mind of the artists even if just for a short time. It’s one thing to look at a work of art, but another thing entirely to think about how and why it was made,” Potter said.
Potter added that when organizing Super Sundays, she tries to design activities that provide visitors with the opportunity to face the same questions that the artists faced while creating their art.
“With contemporary art, there is so much more to it than simply being skilled at painting or drawing – artists are problem solvers, and the really exciting thing is that there’s not just one solution,” she said.
The free event has been offered for family-friendly exhibits since 2008 and typically draws in a crowd of around 300 people.
Jennifer Wray, spokeswoman for the Wexner Center, said that Super Sunday is intended to provide a day of family-oriented fun that connects visitors with the current exhibit.
“Super Sunday provides a terrific opportunity for parents, grandparents, children and people of all ages to connect with our exhibitions in a meaningful, approachable, hands-on way,” Wray said. “It provides kids and adults with a too-rare opportunity to make and experience art and spend quality time together.”
The next Super Sunday will be Nov. 1 at the Wexner Center from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.