Family Day: Making Mountains

Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 1 – 4 pm

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

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, take inspiration from artist Tara Donovan to tear up roofing paper and glue it together into craggy peaks and alpine views. Then add on cotton clouds, spray snow, and maybe even some little skiers to make it your own. Mountains aren't so hard to climb if you build them yourself! 

The activities are inspired by the artist’s work featured in Tara Donovan: Fieldwork.

FREE, open to all. 

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: Tara Donovan, Untitled, 2014, Styrene index cards, metal, wood, paint, and glue. 12 feet 5-1/2 inches x 22 feet 4 inches x 22 feet 11-1/2 inches. Courtesy the artist and Pace Gallery, Photograph by Christopher Burke Studios.