Family Saturday: Build a Skyscraper

Installation view, 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980, Tang Teaching Museum

After looking at Roger Brown’s sculpture Twin Towers, 1977, in 3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964-1980, we will talk about images of the city and the enormous skyscrapers that inhabit it. What happens in those tall buildings and what might you see in the windows? Come and create your own skyscraper, outfitted with windows, designs, and patterns using materials such as paper, skinny colored tapes and markers.

Family Saturdays foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art activity. Most programs run from 2:00 – 3:30 pm and include a tour of a specific exhibition.

All programs are free and open to the public, and suitable for children ages 5 and older, accompanied by their adult companions. All materials will be provided, and be prepared to get messy and have fun. And dress accordingly! Reservations are required and may be made one week in advance of each program. For additional information and reservations, call the Tang’s Visitor Service Desk at 518-580-8080.

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