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Family Day: Paper Kite-Making

Woodblock print of kites and flags flying outside of tower

Make—then fly—your own kites in celebration of the final weekend of Meiji Modern at the Smart Museum of Art. 

Get inspired by Meiji prints on view, decorate paper with stamps and designs, and then assemble a working kite with wooden sticks, string, and Yasutomo Nori paste.

FREE, drop-in. 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.

Family programs are supported by the Harper Court Arts Council.

Image: Utagawa Kunimasa III, Board Game of Looking Out from the Cloud-Topping Pavillion, Asakusa Park (detail), 1890, Woodblock print with collage elements on medium-thick laid paper. Minneapolis Institute of Art, Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation, 2015.79.235. Photo courtesy Minneapolis Institute of Art.