March 26, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Update: Activities have been moved indoors, due to the forecast for cold weather on Saturday.
Create imaginative utopias, colorful cities, and fantastical playground designs for children, by children during this special family day at the Smart Museum of Art.
Join artist Laura Shaeffer for an interactive afternoon of hands-on projects that are inspired by sculptor Cosmo Campoli’s playful 1970s engagements with the Hyde Park neighborhood and the visionary paintings on view in Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine. Imagine new kid-centered worlds of play by making 3D paintings using fluorescent paints and glitter.
This program is presented as part of Cosmo’s Cosmos: 100 Years of Birth, Death, and Rebirth, a daylong series of events marking the centenary of the birth of sculptor and Hyde Park resident Cosmo Campoli.
FREE. 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. Advanced registration is strongly encouraged—please review our current health and safety guidelines prior to your visit.
Laura Shaeffer works as an artist-organizer, independent cultural producer, and informal teacher. Over the past 20 years, she has worked alone and in collaboration on numerous projects housed within unconventional and often underutilized spaces on the South Side of Chicago, including Home Gallery, The Op Shop, and Southside Hub of Production (SHoP) and now, in Oak Park, Compound Yellow. She specializes in developing collaborative networks in the arts and other creative endeavors.
This program is presented as part of a daylong series of events marking the centenary of the birth of sculptor and Hyde Park resident Cosmo Campoli.
Kozmopoliz Kampopoliz: A Tour of Cosmo Campoli’s Hyde Park
Saturday, March 26, 4–5:30 pm
Trolley tour departs from the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street
A trolley tour through the Kozmopoliz, also known as Cosmo Campoli’s Hyde Park, led by Paul Durica. Learn more and register »
Chicago Celebrates Campoli
Saturday, March 26, 6–7:30 pm
Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street
An evening celebration that delves deeply into Campoli’s life and work, through images, films, lectures, and storytelling. Learn more and register »
Cosmo’s Cosmos is part of the Chicago Lost & Found series of events focused on Chicago art history created by Media Burn Archive. It is being held in partnership with the Smart Museum of Art and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts at the University of Chicago. It is presented as part of Art Design Chicago Now, an initiative funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art that amplifies the voices of Chicago’s diverse creatives, past and present, and explores the essential role they play in shaping the now.