Where: Art Institute of Chicago, Ryan Education Center. Enter through the Modern Wing entrance at 159 East Monroe Street or you will have to pay museum admission.
You will NOT have access to any area of the Museum except the Ryan Education Center without paying admission.
When: Saturday, May 18, 2019. Drop in 10:30‒3:00. No registration required.
Family Festival: Making Moves
Explore modes of movement through creative art making, storytelling, performance, and collaborative activities throughout the Ryan Learning Center and around the museum. Experience the recently reinstalled galleries of African art, and, in conversation with teens from the Art Institute’s Youth Programs, make collaborative creations.
ACTIVITIES IN THE RYAN LEARNING CENTER
Spin Drawings in THE FAMILY ROOM—Design your own mesmerizing drawings and watch them come to life as they spin.
Room to Move in the INTERACTIVE GALLERY—Lights, costumes, action! Step into an immersive stage-like space and find something to try on. Choreograph your moves to music and sounds as lights change.
Magical Moving Discs in CLASSROOM 5—Create an optical illusion toy called a thaumatrope to animate your own drawings.
The Little Studio (Ages 5 and under) in CLASSROOMS 3 & 4—Join the movement! Young learners explore moving fast and slow through experimentation, play, and art making.
Hats, Headdresses, and More in STUDIO B—Work alongside fashion artist DJ DeGaynor and create a wearable work of art that moves with you.
African Dance Workshop in STUDIO A 12:00 AND 2:00 (20 MINUTES)—Learn some African dance steps and move along to the rhythm with dance educators from Ayodele Drum and Dance.