Bring Your Own Blanket

Sunday, Jan 14, 2024 2 – 4 pm

The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood
Chicago, IL 60637

FREE, open to all. Guests are encouraged to bring their own blankets and be prepared to lie down in the gallery. 

Join us for a special performance by Smart Museum of Art and UChicago alum A. Ng Pavel (BA/MA 2020). 

This participatory program and performance is inspired by A. Ng Pavel’s experiences living as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago in Hyde Park and, more recently, as a graduate student in Oxford, Mississippi. Situating childhood memories of their mother’s quilting among the textile works of global diasporas on view in Calling on the Past, Ng Pavel connects the threads of their role as a writer, textile artist, musician, and lyricist to bring us all together in an afternoon of care and rest. 

This performance is:

  • a public service address / warning
  • a guided meditation
  • a contemporary spoken word art piece
  • avant-garde theatre
  • a small seminar class
  • a community circle / quilting circle