On Saturday, August 21, families who arrive at the Art Institute between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. will receive free admission to the museum as part of the 5th annual Kaleidoscope: A Family Day event.
The day includes a range of activities offered by the Art Institute and other local family faves like The Chicago Children's Museum, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and The National Museum of Mexican Art.
Visitors are invited to drop into the Ryan Education Center (love, love, love this cozy spot) and other locations throughout the museum for a variety of special activities.
Scheduled events include:
Art Activity: Express Yourself!
Create a drawing with bold colors and expressive lines inspired by artwork in the Modern Wing.
Drop in between 10:00 and 3:00
Ryan Education Center, Studio B
Gallery Activity Stations
Drop in between 10:00 and 2:00
Visit the galleries listed below to see original works of art and create your own masterpiece to take home:
Gallery 134: Drawing Dragons
Gallery 271: Cubist Collage
Gallery 273: Sketch with Steve Musgrave, the Chicago artist who created the Reading is Art-RAGEOUS artwork for the Chicago Public Library Summer Reading Program.
Hear Chicago teens read stories from favorite children's books.
11:00, 12:00, and 1:00 (20 minutes)
Ryan Education Center, Classroom 5
Performance: L'Orchestre Super Vitesse
Enjoy the wonder and beauty of classical West African music with songs from the famous national, regional, and private orchestras of post-independence Guinea, Mali, and Senegal.
12:00 and 1:30
Create a work of art inspired by the museum's collection and turn it into a wearable button!
Ryan Education Center
I also heard a rumor that Artie the Lion will be making surprise appearances throughout the museum all day.