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Family Day: About Face

Family day participant creating a mask at the Smart Museum

With guest artist Kia Miakka Natisse

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, special guest artist Kia Miakka Natisse brings her Selfie Portrait Project to Chicago for the first time. Participants will work together to swap 'written selfies' and draw portraits based on the descriptions. Plus, have your face painted by UChicago student artist and even make an imaginative mask that you can wear home. 

The activities are inspired by the special exhibition Embodying the Self

FREE and 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.

Photo by Erik L. Peterson.