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Wild wigs. Photo by Erik L. Peterson.
Wild wigs. Photo: Erik L. Peterson.

Saturday, March 7, 1–4 pm

Family Day: Wigtastic Weaving

Smart Museum of Art
The University of Chicago
5550 S. Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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, learn how to weave using wild wigs and colorful fake hair as yarn! Plus, try out a new hairstyle—local stylists will be on hand to teach guests of all ages the arts of braiding. The activities are inspired by artist gu wenda’s united nations: american code, a tent made from colorful braids of hair on view in The Allure of Matter.

FREE. Artmaking 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.