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Family Day: Stupendous Soundsuits

Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2011, Twigs, wire, upholstery, basket, and metal armature. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Purchase, The Paul and Miriam Kirkley Fund for Acquisitions, 2011.44.

Drop by and join in the Smart’s free family activities every month! Each Family Day features hands-on art activities designed to inspire children to think about and respond creatively to art and the world around them.

This Saturday, make garments that swish, swash, ding, and sing. Learn the principles of beading, then try out other weird and wacky materials to create accessories—necklaces, hats, bracelets—that make noises as you move.

Inspired by Nick Cave’s twig Soundsuit in the Smart’s collection.

Free. All materials provided. Activities best for kids ages 4–12, accompanied by an adult.


Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2011, Twigs, wire, upholstery, basket, and metal armature. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Purchase, The Paul and Miriam Kirkley Fund for Acquisitions, 2011.44.