Family Day: Blocks!

Saturday, May 4, 2019 1 – 4 pm

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

FREE and open to all.


Family Days at the Smart Museum are designed to celebrate the creative potential in all of us. With new projects every month, Family Days offer opportunities for kids and their caregivers to create together and connect with one another. Each program is unique, fun, and free, emphasizing invention, improvisation, and hands-on creativity.

This Saturday, artist and architect Amanda Williams and the author of The South Sideand WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore help young guests think through ideas of what constitutes a block, a city, and public space. The hands-on projects are inspired by their collaborative work on redlining, featured in the exhibition Solidary & Solitary.

Art-making supplies and other materials are provided. Family programs are best for kids 4–12, but all ages are welcomed! Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.


Image: Erik L. Peterson