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Saturday, May 14, 2022
12:00 PM


Smart Museum of Art


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Smart Museum of Art



Join in a day-long series of live experiences created by artists, UChicago students, community partners, and educators as the Smart Museum of Art marks the end of the exhibition "Bob Thompson: This House is Mine."

Share in the artmaking, enjoy live music, talks, and so much more happening throughout the day, inside the galleries and outdoors in the sculpture garden, including:

Live music and performances
-- Ari Brown
-- Avreeayl Ra
-- Ben Lamar Gay
-- David Boykin
-- Fifth House Ensemble
-- Lional “Brother El” Freeman
-- Marvin Tate
-- Nick Mazzarella & Dana Hall
-- Richardson Middle School

Participatory experiences
-- Alberto Aguilar & Alex Bradley Cohen
-- Tin-type photobooth with Max Li
-- Tattoos by Aidan Frierson, Baby, and Nani Nathan
-- Caricatures by Lothar Speer
-- Build-a-bird family art activities
-- Figure drawing
-- Free Life for Bob Thompson, by Arnold J. Kemp

Tours, talks, and readings
-- Storytime with Elizabeth Hereford
-- Poetry with Metropolitan Tenants Organization
-- History of Happenings talk by Nicole Woods
-- Tours by Smart Museum Educators
-- Virtual appearance by Sonny Rollins

Campus creativity
-- Catcher in the Rhyme
-- Choreographing the Smart: Enter the House
-- Dirt Red Brass Band
-- Groove Theory
-- Lullaby Project
-- Sarah Brailey
-- Underground Collective


Image: Bob Thompson, "Homage to Nina Simone," 1965, Oil on canvas, 50 1/8 x 74 1/8 in. (127.3 x 188.3 cm). Minneapolis Institute of Art, The John R. Van Derlip Fund. © Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York.