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Participatory Arts Family Day! In Celebration of MLK DAY

  • Jane Addams Hull-House Museum 800 South Halsted Street Chicago, IL, 60607 United States (map)

Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s current Participatory Arts exhibition explores the history of arts and social change in Chicago and beyond. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., come participate in a full-day of FREE family-friendly activities and activate the democratic ideals of hope, resistance, participation and transformation through the fun of art-making, storytelling, improvisation and play. Families and youth of all ages are invited to draw and paint through printmaking workshops and enjoy ceramics demonstrations. Learn about freedom and resilience through story time. Try your hand at spontaneity and theater games inspired by Hull-House’s Viola Spolin, a pioneer of American improv, who created the games to bring out voices and participation. Or, just relax and warm up with hot chocolate, cider and snacks!

Family Day Schedule: 

12-4 PM:  Print-making workshops & Ceramics demonstrations; hot chocolate, hot cider, snacks!

12:30-1 PM - Freedom & Resistance Stories

1 PM - 30 min. FREE Participatory Arts  Tour

1:30 PM - 30 min. FREE Participatory Arts  Tour

2-2:30 PM - Improv and Theater Games!

2:30-3 PM - More Stories!

3-:30 PM - More Theater Games!

Participatory Arts: Crafting Social Change (September 6, 2018 to May 3, 2019) is a multidisciplinary exhibition that explores the Hull-House Social Settlement's influence on visual and performing arts in Chicago and beyond through historical and contemporary practices: bookbinding, the origins of art therapy, ceramics, theater and performance. Participatory Arts is a part of Art Design Chicago, a city-wide initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art.