Family Day: Coming into Character

Free For Families

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Family Day, Mar 12, 2011
Photo: Carl Warnick, © MCA Chicago


Shared art experiences. New every time.

Inspired by artist Jim Nutt, invent imaginary characters and create portraits and stories to tell others about them.


Creation Station: Lively Lines
Inspired by Jim Nutt, who starts each work with a line, paint lines of all sorts with artist Katie Waugh.

Creation Station: Project Pro-ject
Similar to artist Enrico Baj, use shapes found in everyday objects to construct characters. Join artist Alex Chitty as you project your creations onto the walls of the museum. 

Creation Station: Make a Nutty Face
Working in a playful way, much like Jim Nutt, transform your face into an imaginary person with artist Kristin Sabatino.

Creation Station: Sticker Self Portrait
Inspired by Jim Nutt's painting, Miss T. Garmint (she pants a lot), create a self-portrait out of objects with artist Annie Heckman.

Look & Learn
Explore the exhibition Jim Nutt: Coming Into Character, and talk about the artwork and your ideas with artist Rachel Harper.

New this month: Stroller Valet
Move freely through the museum by checking your stroller at our complimentary stroller valet.